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LETTERS TO FORT ST. GEORGE 
176263 



(VOLUME No. XLIII) 



MADRAS 
PRINTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRESS 

19 43 



PREFATORY NOTE. 

This volume contains the letters received at Fort St. George from 
September 1762 to December 1763 and is the forty-third Volume in the series 
of records known as " Letters to Fort St. George." 

The original manuscript volume has been mended and is in a fair state of 
preservation. 

Chittoob, B. S. BALIGA, 

Sih July 1942. Curator, Madras Record 



RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE 



EETTEES TO FORT ST. GEORGE 
1762-63 

y£B> 



Volume No. XLIII. 



No. l. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

On Examining the Consultation of this Place for the Month of January 
1758, which were brought hither by M>. Ardley, it appears that M r . Alexander 
Gray paid into Cash here the sum of $ 260-80 being the Ballance he stood 
indebted to the Estate of M r . John Gray deceased, and on recourse to the 
Letters which are now likewise on the Spot, we find that in an address to you 
cf the 23 d . of January in the same Year, we advised you of having wrote off 
that sum to Acco*. Current Fort S*. George referring Capt n . Forrest to whom 
Letters of administration has been granted out of the Mayors Court at Mad- 
rass to your Honour &c a . Council for Payment thereof; Both the Extracts for 
your better information are hereunto annexed. Captain Forrest being at 
present here has made application to Us for said $ 260-80 whose Tittle thereto 
being just, as well as legal, we could not hesitate to pay him, were we assured 
that our Eef erence to you on that Matter had not been complied with we there- 
fore desire you will please to order the same to be reexamined & adjusted, and 
remain with respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most humble Servants 
Fort Marlbrc' Roger Carter. 

23 d . September 1762. Rich d . Wyatt. 

Joseph Darvall. 

Robert Nairne. 

John Gayer. 

John Herbert. 



Extract from Fort Marlbro' Consultations 17 th - .Tanuary 1758. 

A Letter from M r . Alexander Gray is read as enter'd hereafter, accom- 
panying some accounts relating to the Estate of M r . Jn°. Gray deceased & 
pays in on Ace*, thereof S.D. 260-80 being the Ballance, in his Hands. Agreed 
therefore that the Presidency be advised hereof, & if they approve of it pay 
the same M r . Thomas Forrest they having granted him Letters of Administra- 
tion to the Estate out of the Mayors Court & that M r . Alex r . Gray's Papers be 
returned to him, & he acquainted, that as to any demands — he may have on 
the Estate, it must be transmitted to his attorney at Fort S*. George in order 
to recover Payment of the same from M r . Forrest. 



Records of Fort St. George 



Extract from Fort Marlbro' Letter to Madrass 23 d . February 1758. 

We have received if! 260-80 on account of the Estate of M'. John Gray 
deceased and as we are informed there are some demands on that Estate at 
Madrass, and that you have granted the Administration thereof, to M r Tho- 
mas Forrest, we shall write that sum off to account Current Fort S*. George. 

Attested to be a true Copy. 
Fort Marlbro John Herbert, 

22*. September 1762. Secy. 



No. 2. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 
Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the honor to transmit you the accounts of this settlement 
for last Month. 

The Arrack Farm at this Place expiring the 12 th . of next Month I request 
your Orders concerning the reletting it. 

M r . Dolben informs me he shall have in readiness by the Middle of this 
Month upwards of one hundred & fifty Bales which he purposes to dispatch 
by the 20 th . at farthest for Fort S*. George, And I shall embrace that oppor- 
tunity of sending up the Chay Goods provided at this Place which will be all 
embaled in two or three days. 

I have taken the liberty of inclosing an Estimate of the Expence that will 
attend putting the works of this Place in a state of defence again and submit 
the same to your determination being very respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your very Obedient humble Servant 

Masttlipatam John Pybus. 

3 d . January 1763. 



Asr Estimate of the Expence that will attend putting the works of Masttlipatam in 
a state of Defence. 

ES. A. p. us. A. p. 

32 Cooleys @ 2 Anas $ day . . . . 4 — — 

40 D° @ 10 fi Rupee 4 — — 

84 D°. @14 fD 6 — — 

8 Carpenters @ 4 Annas fi Day 2 — — 

3 Bricklayers @ 4 Ditto . . — 12 — 

Smith Bellows Boy &ca. — 8 — 

Charcoal — 4 — 





Rup s . 


.. 17 


8 — 




$ Day is Rs. 525 $ Month for 12 months 






6,300 — — 


30,000 Salt Sticks @ 16 $ Rupee 








1,875 — — 


2*,000 Bricks for mending Channels 




.. 96 


_ _ 




Chunum 30 Candys 




.. 90 


— — 




Jaggery l£ Ditto 




.. 45 


— — 




Sand 




.. 25 


— — 


256 


Iron 10 Ditto 








400 — — 


Palmears 3,600 @ Rs. 2 each 




Rup 8 . 




7,200 — — 
16,031 — — 



Masttlipatam, 3rd January 1763. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 



N°. 3. 

to the honble george plgot esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Enclosed is Duplicate of our last, since, when, not having received 
any Letters from you nor any of our Hon'ble Masters Ship Admiral Pocock 
the 12 th . Instant which compleats the Number destined to this Presidency this 
season. 

Agreeable to what we advised your Honor &c a . the Earl of Elgin left 
this Port for Europe the 21 st . Ultimo, & very fortunately fell in with the 
Admiral Pocock a few Days afterwards. 



Bombay Castle 
18 th December 1762. 



We are 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient Servants 
Cha : Crommelin. 
W. A. Price. 
J. Spencer. 
Cha 8 . Waters. 
P. E. Wrench. 
rob t . holford. 
Sam l . Court. 



No. 4. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Letter of the 13 th . I have received the utmost deligence shall be used 
to dispatch the Osterly to you with as many Bales as possible & the Packing 
stuff. 



I must request 
& am with Respect 



cuddalore 

19 th . January 1763. 



further supply of Twenty or Thirty thousand Pagodas 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient Humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



1762-63— 1a 



Records of Fort St. George 



No. 5. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Accounts of this settlement for last Month I now forward to you, 
together with a Petition received from the Merchants respecting their turned 
out Cloth remaining in the Warehouse here. 

I am with Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient Humble Servant 

Charles Turner. 
Cuddalore 
21 st . January 1763. 



To the Worshipfull Charles Turner Esq r . 
Chief of Cuddalore. 

The humble Petition of the Companys Merchants. 
Sheweth 

Your Petitioners humbly assumes Liberty to acquaint your Worship, that 
the Company has all along been pleased to take the Turn'd out Cloth with an 
Abatement of Pag s . 2 ^ every Corge of Long cloth & Pag s . 1 for Salempores; 
Your Petitioners hath now a Quantity of Turn'd out cloth to the Amount of 
Pag^. 12257 remaining in their hands which they beg you will please to take 
in at the Rate abovementioned, as they cannot dispose of them at present to 
Dthers to Pay in their Ballance. 

All which your Petitioners refers to your Consideration & humbly Prays 
you will grant their Request as they have greatly suffer'd the late Revolutions 
of the French which Favour will in Duty bind your Worships Petitioners. 

Cuddalore 



)RE 


Ever to pray 


VfUARY 1763. 


Rowani Suncaria. 




Saddasheve Row. 




Streeshilaputy. 




Irshepa Chitty. 




Nella Chitty. 


Turned out Cloth Viz*. 


pieces 


Long Cloth Fine 


270 


D°. Salem 


540 


D°. Chinamanaickpollam 


1030 


D°. Woriarpollam 


1658 


D°. Midling 


720 


Salempores Midling 


2060 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 



No. 6. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Honor &c a . Favour of the 24 th . Ultimo arrived with me the 10 th . 
Instant. The Merchants have at length agreed to furnish Cloths of the same 
quality and for the same Prices, as mention'd therein, without any Considera- 
tion for Cooley hire. 

I beg leave to assure your Honor &c a . that I have no Intention to receive 
any Cloths at this Place that can so conveniently or cheaply be carried to 
Bandarmalanka Factory, for it is not only far more troublesome for the 
Upparra Merchants to carry their Cloth there on account of the many Rivers 
they have to pass, but more expensive, the Cooley amounting to Ten Annas 
a Corge more and the taking their Assistance away from this Settlement must 
necessarily render its Investment deficient, as the Boney Country produces 
neither Fine nor Midling Cloths and the Tooney not sufficient of those kinds to 
proportion the Ordinary which can be collected out of both of them, conse- 
quently my chief Dependance for the Fine & Midling Cloths must be on 
TTppairra which Circumstances I hope will induce your Honour &c a . to permit 
those Merchants to continue to do Business for this Places as usual, in which 
case I am promised fourteen Hundred Bales in the year, but otherwise I cannot 
answer for the Quantity or Quality of my Provision, though your Honor &c a . 
may depend on my exerting myself to the utmost in executing such orders as 
you may think proper to send me. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Vizagapatam Your most Obed*. & most Ob d . hble Servant 

81-. December 1762. ' ThqS Heath 

P.S. — The enclosed Letter the Upparra Merchants desired me to send to 
your Honor &c a . 

From the Companys Merchants at Woppara to the Northward. 

M r . Thomas Heath was pleased to acquaint us that after we had delivered 
the Goods for the Money which was already advanced to us we should deliver 
the rest of the Goods at Bandarmalanka & added that he received orders 
upon this subject, we beg leave to inform your Honour that for many years we 
always delivered our Calicoes at Vizagapatam and not in any other Ports. 
As there are 5, or 6, Rivers between Bandarmalanka and Uppara and as it will 
cost great pains & Expence we cannot undertake to Deliver the Goods at Ban- 
darmalanka and hope therefore that the Company will be so favourable as to 
order the Goods to be received at Vizagapatam according to the usual Custom, 
if you grant this request, we shall deliver the Goods at such Prices as are 
given at Bandarmalanka please to take the foregoing into your consideration 
and send your orders that the Goods may be delivered at Vizagapatam. 



Signed by 

Gadang Davalloo. 
Vancaya Lechemy Narsoo. 
The X mark of Cota Samboo 
Ditto of Dayam Balaya. 
Signed by Lagg Chitty Pattachem. 
Ditto Jagoo Chitty. 



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N«. 7. 
to the honble george plgot esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We last had the pleasure to address you the 18 th . Instant and have since 
been favoured with your Letter of the 16 th . Ultimo. 

We are sorry to perceive our Honble Masters Ships Walpole & Houghton 
were not arrived with you as the former left Dela Goa the 4 th . August and the 
Latter sail'd from Spithead with the Ships for this Presidency the 9 th . May 
and parted with them in the Lattiude of 5°. N°. to the Westward of the 
Cape, we hope however they are by this time safely imported as well as the 
Earl of Ashburnham which the Clive left at Dela Goa the 13 th . of September. 

The Brittannia Snow arrived here the 30 th . Ult°. & your Honour &c a . 
may rely on your calling upon the Commander in regard to the extraordinary 
Behaviour you complain of, and should therefore be glad your Honour &c a . 
would transmit us copies of the Orders you gave him and advise us when he 
left Allemparva. 

We are 
Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

4™. January 1763. Your most Obed*. Servants 

Cha : Crommelin. 
W. A. Price. 
J. Spencer. 
Cha : Waters . 
Robert Holford. 
Samuel Court. 



No. 8. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq k . 

President & Governour &c A . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sm & Sirs 

I have been duely honored with your Commands of the 5 th . Instant which 
came to hand as I was on my return from Bandarmalanka where I had been 
for a few days to discourse with the Merchants make my Observations on the 
Investment providing there and the state and condition of that Settlement 
what occurred on this Visit worthy your Notice I shall first take the Liberty of 
communicating & then reply to your said Commands. 

On my Arrival at Bandarmalanka my attention was first engaged in 
examining the Different Sortments of Cloth brought in there which I have the 
Pleasure to acquaint you I found to be of a very substantial good Fabrick and 
as the Number of Pun] urns each sortment is by contract to consist of is distin- 
guished by as many red stripes wove into the Cloth at the extreme end of it, 
there can be no imposition in this Respect but what may with very little atten- 
tion be detected, which before this Practice was introduced could not be so 
readily done. I find however that notwithstanding this Precaution and the 
great Difference made in the Prices of the sevral sortments of Cloth between 
N°. 1 and 2 in order to promote the improvement of the Manufacture that the 
Merchants bring in chiefly the two lowest numbers of the fine and ordinary 
Long Cloths, but of the midling in Proportions nearly equal exceeding if any 
thing in the quantity of Number one, whereby it should seem, that although 
there is a great Deduction in the Price of N°. 1 and 2 of the fine Cloth, yet as 
there is likewise a Difference of three and a half Puniams in the Manufacture 
the Merchant finds his advantage in bringing in ths second Number, this 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 



observation holds good likewise though not in the same Degree, with respect 
to the Ordinary Cloth, I therefore would with submission propose that in all 
future Contracts, the Difference should ony be in the Prices of the several 
numbers of each assortment of Cloth and not in the Pun j urns but that all which 
was brought in of each sort should be of one established Pun j urn that is to say 
all the hne Cloth to be of 24 Punjums all the midling 18 Punjums and all the 
Ordinary 16 Punjums which should be sorted to different numbers and accounted 
for with the Merchant accordingly at certain stipulated prices for each number 
this woud in my opinion, be the most effectual method for establishing the 
Cloth manufactury on the best footing as it would then be the Merchants 
Interest to bring in all his Cloth to sort to N°. 1. There will be as I before 
advised upwards of one hundred and fifty Bales shipped off from thence by the 
20 th . of the Month, about thirty of which will be put on board brown owing 
to the want of hands to cure it in time for as the Investment was set on foot 
late in the season no Cloth came in till the latter end of Nov r . and as there 
had been little or no Employment for Washers before, there were only ten or 
a dozen in the Place; the number is now augmented to near two hundred, so 
that all the Cloth that may be brought in hereafter shall be sent up bleached, 
but there is a want of about thirty or forty washing Stones which being to be 
procured of a smoother better kind at Madrass than this way I am to request 
your Honor &c a . will be pleased to furnish, and now I am on this subject I 
must take the Liberty of representing how very insufficient the present allow- 
ance of two Packers is for the Bussyness of that settlement and to desire your 
Permission to entertain four more making six in the whole which although not 
charged have been employed since the Investment has been coming in. 

As the Merchants on first setting the Investment on foot had contracted 
to deliver 200 Bales by the middle of this month, I sent for them to demand 
their Reasons for not Complying with such Contract who alledged that when 
they entered into that Contract it was agreed that a quarter Part of the amount 
of the Goods contracted for should be advanced them, which not having been 
done, they were unable to bring in the Quantity of Cloth stipulated, I then asked 
them whether if they were well supplyed with Cash hereafter, they would un- 
dertake to compleat one thousand Bales with what they had already delivered 
by the beginning of September and received for Answer (upon my assurances of 
furnishing them with Money that they would engage to bring in that quantity 
by the Time limited, which I am in hopes they will perform, as I have lately 
sent M r . Dolben twelve Thousand Pagodas which with fifteen he was before 
supplied with, is nearly half of the estimated amount of his investment, and 
the beginning of next Month I shall be liable to furnish him more fully. 

Although your Orders of the 5 th . Inst*, did not reach me before I left 
Bandarmalanka, yet as I was furnished with the List of Investment you had 
agreed on, to be provided in these Parts I took the Opportunity of my being 
there to discourse with the Merchants on the subject of the Provision of the 
nnantity of Super fine long Cloth, Moorees & Izzarees therein specifyed, but 
could not for some time bring them to any Proposals after much conversa- 
tion however I at length prevailed over Lachim Chittv Erapah one of the 
Principal amon^ them to undertp-ke the Provision of the whole Quantity of 
the following Qualities & at the undermentioned Prices Viz*. 

Covd. L. Cd. B. 



800 Long Cloth 


Super fine < 


3 f 32 


Punjm. 


72 2} (a), P 100 $ Corge 


800 Morees 


ditto. 


32 




28 2 @ 40, jgl D°. 


1 of a Thick sub- 
1 stanial Fabrick 
V&even Threads. 


2,500 ditto 


Midling 


30 




28 2 % 35PD . 


1 


4,0^0 ditto 


Ordinary- 


28 




28 2 (a), 30 $D .. 


J 


1,500 ditto 


Fine 


30 




28 2i @ 40$D°. 


1 of a fine thread 
1 & thinner 
y Fabrick for. 


1.000 ditto 


Ordinarv 


28 




28 2 (Si 30$D°. 


1 


500 ditto 


Lampasses 


30 


C*. 


15 21 @ 2- 1 !fO) . 
Co. Inch. 


J 


400 Izzarees superfine 3 Threads 16 Long 


2 2 Broad @ 40 Corge 



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the whole to be sorted to two Numbers &c a . Deduction of 10 f} Ct. to be made 
on N°. 2 1 have ordered Musters of each Assortment to be prepared which shall 
be sent as soon as possible for your Honors &c a . determination, this Contract 
having been made before the Receipt of your Orders the Form thereby pre- 
scribed of giving Publick Notice of the Quantity & Quality wanted that 
Proposals might be delivered in by such who chose to undertake the Provision 
of tnem, was not observed, but as I flatter myself it is an advantageous one to 
my Honble Masters and my Zeal to promote this Branch of their concerns was 
my sole inducement in the making it, I hope to be excused having entered into 
before your orders reached me which should you disapprove may be disannulled 
as no advance has yet been made on that account. The several Musters of 
Long Cloth & Morees mention 'd in your Commands to be sent are yet not come 
to hand. I shall write immediately to Bandarmalanka to set about providing 
a few Peices of 46 Punjum Morees and to advise at what prices they are to be 
procured at the Foot of the List of Investment transmitted me I observe a few 
Bales or Ordinary Chints are ordered to be provided at Narsapore on Morees 
of 28 Covids Long and 2 broad ; I should be glad to be informed whether these 
are meant exclusive of what is mentioned in the foregoing part of the List or 
whether any part of those Goods are intended for that purpose. 

As it has been usual to make the Merchants a present of a few yards of 
Broad Cloth and there being none remaining here I have enclosed an Indent 
for the service of this Place at Bandarmalanka which I request your Com- 
pliance with. 

During my stay at Bandarmalanka application was made to me by the 
People attending at the Rivers in the Country where the Merchants pass their 
Cloth and from the Collectors of the Revenues and other officers belonging to 
the Circar for their annual Presents, I gave them but little Encouragement 
to hope the Continuance of them but as some of the Juncaneers in the Country 
have begun to stop the Merchants Goods which I was under a necessity of 
complaining of to the Zemidar whose district they were passing through to 
get them cleared, it is not unlikely but others may pursue the same measure 
unless the customary allowances are made them. Inclosed comes an account 
of the Presents Annually made to them the Companys Merchants & River 
People, for your Honour &c as . Determination. 

I cannot help here observing to you the very bad condition of the Godowns 
at Bandarmalanka, which being all built of unburnt Brick swarm with white 
Ants and being covered with small sticks instead of Reepers and badly tyled 
are not secure against the Weather so that there is no Place where the Bales 
can be lodged in with safety, nor any indeed large enough to contain what may 
be expected by September, the one at present occupied for that Purpose is built 
of Mud and belongs to a black Merchant there ; it will hold about one hundred 
and fifty or two hundred, and serves only to lodge them in, till they can be 
shipped off which it is conveniently situated for being near the River but it is 
by no means a Place of proper security and as I am in hopes the Investment 
from thence may be very considerably augmented, I hope your Honour &c a . 
will see the necessity of having such Buildings erected as are necessary for 
lodging the Goods in with security and give such Directions in Consequence 
as you may seem proper. 

I have given notice here conformably to your orders of the different assort- 
ments of Goods provided at this Place with the quantity wanted and the qua- 
lity they are to be of, that Proposals may be made by such who choose to 
undertake the Provision of them which when received shall be immediately 
forwarded for your Determination. 

Your orders in" consequence of the remarks made by the Committee of 
Accounts on the Acco ts . of this Settlement shall be punctually complied with. 

Vour Honour &c a . may be assured that I shall be particularlv attentive 
in taking" every means in my Power to obtain Payment from the Masuli- 
oatam & Ponracca Salt Farmers of the Ballance due from them to the Honble 
Company. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 



My. Heath has made application to me for a supply of ten thousand 
Pagodas for the service of his Investment which not being able to send him 
I take this Opportunity of giving your Honor &c a . Information thereof that 
he may be furnished from Madrass. 

M r . Richard Brickenden having enjoyed but a very indifferent state of 
Health at this Place is desirous of removing to Fort S*. George which he 
requests your Honour &c a . will be pleased to indulge him in, and in such case 
I take the Liberty of requesting your Honour &c a . will be pleased to appoint 
another assistant in his stead. 

I am with Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 



Masulipatam 

19 th . January 1763. 



Your very Obed*. Humble Servant 
John Pybtts. 



Masulipatam 19th. Jany. 1763. 
Indent for Wares and Stores wanted at this Settlement. 



Velvet Crimson and Green 
Broad Cloth. 

Superfine scarlet 
Fine D°. 
Ditto Emerald Oreen 
Ditto Yellow 
Aurora 

Ordinary Green & Red 
Perpettjanoes Scarlet 
Yellow 
Green 
Imbossed Cloth . . 
D°. Carpets . .- 
Stationary 



2 Pieces 




Account of Annual Presents made at Bandarmalanka Viz t 
Datoheram Photjsdar. 

Aurora 

Rosewater 

Brandy . . 
D°. Despondee. 

Ordinary . . 
Jttncaneers. 

Perpetuanoes 
Ankata Kistna Ratjze. 

Aurora 

Rose Water 
Despondee. 

Ordinary 

JtJNOANEER. 

Perpetuanoes 
Pennegtjndee Despondee. 

Ordinary „ ... 3 

Juncanier. 

Perpetuanoes . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 4| 

Muglatore Despondee. 

Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 

Montchee. 

Ordinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 

1762-63—2 



6 Yards 

2 Flasks 
4 Bottles 

3 Yards 
9 Yards 

3 D°. 

2 Flasks 

3 Yards 

n d°. 



D°. 



10 Records of Fort St. George 



J UNCANEERS. 

Aurora 3 Yards. 

Ordinary . , . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 D°. 

Ccmpanys Merchants. 

Fine Scarlet 3D . 

Ordinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 D°. 

GoMASTAHS. 

Perpetuanoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4J D°. 

River People. 

Watacodro Mps. ] \ 

Condelessoram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 

Ingeram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2£ 

Cotto Pilla 2£ 

Chinlalanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 

Bandamalanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l^ 

Peroar 1 & Goree 1^ 2\ 

Duddapetlo \\ & Ramnapille %\ 

Bandarmalanka 1 Narsapore . . . . . . . . . . 23 

Pagodas . . 20 



to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am honoured with your Com mauds of the 15 Instant and conformably 
thereto have given Publick Notice for receiving Proposals for renting the 
Arrack Farm the ensuing Year which when delivered in shall be forwarded as 
you have been pleased to direct. 

The Vessell freighted with the Bales from Bandarmalanka anchor 'd here 
yesterday and I now Dispatch her to your Honour &c a . with twenty two Bales 
of Chay Goods from this Place as f) Invoice and Bill of Lading inclosed. The 
Invoice & Bill of Lading for those from Bandarmalanka you will receive from 
M r . Dolben. 

I am with Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your very Obedient Humble Servant 

John Pybus. 
Masulipatam 
23 January 1763. 



No. 10. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed is Duplicate of what I wrote you by the Apollo Ketch with 
Invoice & second of Bill of Lading for the Bales consigned you on her. She 
left this Road yesterday morning. 

Having conformably to your Directions given Publick Notice for receiving 
Proposals for reletting the arrack Farm the ensuing Year, the three Papers 
I have now the honour to inclose you were delivered me this day in Conse- 
quence the Persons they come from are 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 11 

Taddahparrah Ramaniah the present Farmer who has always behav'd 
well and paid his rent regularly. 

Meer Bauker, who was made CutwaJl of this Place at the time Colonel 
Forde took it, in which Office he has behaved well and bears in general a good 
Character. 

Cotawoo Chinniah a young Man, formerly a Servant to some of the 
French Officers of no substance, nor can 1 take upon me otherwise to recom- 
mend him. 

The Bundle containing Musters mentioned in your Commands of the 5 th . 
Instant is come to hand. 

Accompanying this you will be pleased to receive M r . Whitehills accounts 
of the Disbursements on account the Troops at Rajahmundry for last Month. 

Masulipatam I am with Respect 

25 th . January 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your very Obedient Humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



No. 11. 



TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT EsQ b 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on your Honour &c a . by the Apollo Ketch Hans Moore Master 
on board whom I have Laden on Account & Risque of the Honble Company 
one hundred and fifty Bales of Calicoes as JJ Invoice & Bill of Lading 
Enclosed 

Bandarmalanka I am with the greatest Respect 

21 st . January 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient Humble Servant 
George Dolben. 



N°. 12. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

M r . Pybus having acquainted that the state of his Cash will not admit of 
his supplying me for the service of the Investment and being in immediate 
want of a sum to discharge the Ballances already due to the Merchants and 
for a large advance to them I am to request you would be pleased to lodge a 
sufficiency with him to answer those purposes. 

Vizagapatam I am with the greatest Esteem 

19™. January 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obed*. & most Obliged Humble Servant 

Thomas Heath. 



1762-63— 2a 



12 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 13. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governour &c a . Council. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

In my last I forgot to Inclose your Honor &c a . the Months accounts for 
November & December. You will receive them herewith. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most Obliged Serv*. 
Tho s . Heath. 

VlZAGAPATAM 

20 th . January 1763. 



N°. 14. 



To the Honorable George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Favor of the 4th. Instant. A List of Goods to be 
provided at this Settlement (in which the Beeteelas your Honour &c a . are 
pleased to order was mention' d) having been sent me some Months past, I have 
provided the greatest part of the Plain and flowered which will wait on you 
with the Bales in a few days they are the best I could bring them to make having 
turn'd upon their Hands great numbers in taking them in the Price of the Plain 
one with another Current Pagodas 3-27 $ piece and the Price of the Flower d 

Current Pagodas 5 f) Piece which I flatter myself your Honor &c a . will 

think pretty reasonable. The Handkerchiefs shall be made agreeable to your 
Orders. 

I have received the Remarks made by the Committee appointed to examine 
my accounts and have only to say in my vindication in respect to the extra 
Charge of the Gun Peons, that as your Honor &c a . was pleased to mention in 
the Minutes of Consultation for fixing the Establishment here, that in future 
Two hundred Gun Peons be kept instead of seapoys, I imagined you meant 
that Number exclusive of their Officers, and no notice being taken of the charge 
for so many Months confirm me in that opinion I therefore hope Disbursement 
has been regularly made by me that your Honor &c a . will be pleased to excuse 
me from paying that sum into the Company Cash. The Charge for Pallankeen 
Boys I imagined you did not intend to strike off as it was not charged under 
the Head of Servants Wages but that of Charges General that of the Velvet 
for the Pallankeen had always been customary, and that of the Batta to the 
Gun Peons at the out Towns I found necessary to prevent Disbursements 
there nevertheless I am willing to pay the amount of these articles into the 
Companys Cash on receipt of your Orders to do so though I could wish your 
Honor &c a . would be pleased to pardon these Errors and you may depend 
on my being strictly punctual to the Regulations in future. 

The extra Charge of Six Packers and an Assistant Bramany was not made 
till the getting in of the Investment made it absolutely necessary for which 
reason I hope your Honor &c a . will permit them to be continued on the like 
occasions as a less Number of Packers will not be sufficient to assist at Mea- 
suring & sorting the cloth when Brown resorting it after it is washed & Embale 
it, and one Brama.nv is not sufficient when an Investment is going on to do the 
Business of the Settlement . 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 13 



The Serj*. Major was paid agreeable to Lieutenant Smiths Report of the 
pay they received in other Garrisons inclusive the stoppages made for their 
Cloathing it shall be alter'd in future and the Names of the Europeans insert- 
ed in the Months account as shall likewise the Particulars of the Batta to and 
from sundry Places. 

It has always been customary here to pay Five Madrass Pagodas to a 
European who renews his Time for three years in future it shall be alter'd to 
Five Current Pagodas and the mans name with the Name of the ship he arrived 
in and the year when inserted in the account I shall enlist no more till I have 
sent this advice and received your Honor &c as . order to do so. 

The accounts for November and Dec 1 ", has been sent, those for the Present 
Month shall be made out agreeable to the Method you are pleased to order 
(which I presume is only to be followed in the Monthly Journal Parcels not in 
the Annual Books) and sent together with the Months accounts to be form'd 
for a standard. 

I before acquainted your Honor &c a . that the Morattas from Cuttack bad 
entered the Province they still continue in it, the Vizanagaram Rajah is gone 
against them but as they have been joined by the Rajah Narrain Dieu the 
Event is uncertain in the mean time Parties of them penetrate far into the 
Province, burning and destroying where ever thev come which alarms the 
Inhabitants greatly prevents the Merchants from Collecting much Cloth. I 
am with the greatest Esteem 

VlZAGAPATAM HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

25™. January 1763. Your most Obed*. & most Obliged Humble Servant 

Thomas Heath. 



N°. 15. 



TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your favor of the 21 st . Ultimo |3 Ship Osterly which I now 
dispatch to you Laden with Bales Guns, and Packing Stuff Invoice and Bill 
of Lading of which shall be forwarded to you tomorrow. 

Cuddalore I am with Respect 

1 st . February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient Humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



K 16. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Robert Slooper Esq r . formerly a Counsellor in the Honble English East 
India Company's service at Cuddalore died here the 8 th . Instant. He retired 
to Tranquebar after the surrender of the said place in 1758, and the bad state 
of his Health allowed him not to stir out since that time. He lived alwavs 



14 Records of Fort St. George 

with a black Woman, who, as she says is his lawful Wife, and left with her 
four Children His Estate Immediately after his Death, was taken care of by 
Justice, and sealed up, accordingly to the Danish Laws, but his Wife tells 
that the greatest part of his fortune is in England, and that he has made his 
Will in a lawfull manner after the English Constitutions. We thought it 
Honble Sir & Sirs a proper attention due to you to inform you of those things, 
and to ask your advice if you think proper to take upon you the administration 
of the said M 1 '. Slooper Estate, which we, on our side should think much the 
best for the Estate itself, as subsisting chiefly in England and also for the 
Children and in tbat case, we shall accept your Directions to that purpose as 
on the contrary when it is left to us we shall administrate it accordingly to the 
Danish laws. 

We have the honour to be with perfect Consideration and Esteem 
Fort Dansborough Honble Sir & Sirs 

15 th . January 1763. Your most Obedient Humble Servants 

H. Abbestee. 
P. Falk. 

J. H. GlLLE. 

C. F. Hoyer. 



N°. 17. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letters of the 4 and 16 th . October. 

The Ships Houghton and Earl of Ashburnham are safely arriv'd in this 
River; the Packets for your Presidency by the former we now forward you by 
this Conveyance, we were however necessitated to open them to take out the 
Invoice and other papers relating to the Cargo, for our Guidance in landing 
our own Consignments and we shall inform you more particularly on this head 
when we have finished her Delivery. 

This ship (the Houghton) The Honble the Court of Directors have enjoined 
us to Dispatch directly to China, but we can come to no certain Determination 
thereon unteel we see whether the Walpole and ships from Bombay arrive, to 
furnish us with a sufficiency of Tonnage for our Investment to Europe anfd] 
Transporting the West Coast stores. If these Circumstances falling out to 
our Wish should enable us to comply with the above mentioned Orders we shall 
forward the Houghtons Consignments for your Presidency on board the Clin- 
ton which ship we purpose to Dispatch to You about the middle of January 
with such a quantity of Salt Petre and Bale Goods as we can afford her to be 
filled up at your Place and finally dispatch'd home. 

By this Vessell we likewise send you a Packet from Bombay received f? 
Ship Windsor we have taken out the Invoice and Bill of Lading for our Gov- 
ernment in landing the Stores and we shall reship the same to your Honour 
<$c a . by the Clinton excepting such part as We may find it absolutely neces- 
sary to detain here. 

Fort William We are 

21 st . December 1762. Honble Sir & Sms 

Your most Obedient Humble Servants 

P. Amyatt. 
W. Hay. 
H. Watts. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 15 

N". 18. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ R . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Port S t . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We wrote you under Date the 21 st . Ultimo (whereof Duplicate now goes 
Enclosed) & have since Eeceived your Letter of the 16 th . November. 

This accompanys the Packet for your Presidency by the ship Earl of Ash- 
burnham which we open'd to take out the Invoice & Bill of Lading & shall 
transmit them to you by the Vessel which may Carry you the Consignments 
by her for the Coast. 

We purpose giving the Clinton her Dispatches by the 1 st . of February so 
that you may be prepared to expedite her finally for Europe. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

4 th . January 1763. Your most Obed*. Servants 

P. Amy att. 
W. Hay. 
H. Watts. 



No. 19. 



To the Honble Xjeorge Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

This serves to advise your Honour &c a . that we have received certain 
Intelligence of a French squadron consisting of 2 ships & a Frigate, being 
cruizing in Ballasore Eoad and which we are sorry to find have already taken 
several trading Vessels (particularly the Snow Nancy Capt n . Wintle) by whom 
we transmitted you the Houghtons Packet as well as the Walpole Indiaman 
from Europe. 

As we think there is a great probability of these ships continuing a 
considerable time longer on this station we must request you will convey the 
most speedy advice of this News to the Admiral and the Commander of any 
other Divisions of his Majestys Fleet, that they may take the proper Measures 
for dispersing them without loss of Time; as if they are permitted to remain 
undisturbed they will totally prevent us from dispatching our Honble Masters 
ships to Europe and prove of the greatest annoyance to our Country Trade. 

We must further request that you will take such Methods as may be in 
your power for giving Intelligence of this Event to the Companys ships 
expected from Bombay or any other Vessels bound to this Port to prevent their 
fnlling into the Enemys hands. To which Effect we have likewise wrote to the 
Chiefs at Vizagapatam & Masulipatam. 

The accompanying Letters for the Admiral please to forward along with 
your Intelligence. 

Fort William We are 

12 th . January 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obed*. Humble Servants 

P. Amyatt. 
John Carnac. 
W. Hay. 
H. Watts. 



16 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 20. 

to the honble george plgot esq k . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been favor 'd with your Letters of the 1 st . & 5 th . Instant with the 
List of the Investment for this Year and agreeable to your Directions have 
summoned the Merchants and have made them acquainted with every Parti- 
culars of the Orders you have sent relating to the Investment, they promise to 
deliver in their proposals in two or three days, which as soon as received shall 
be forwarded to you. 

Cuddalore I am with Eespect 

9th. February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient Humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



N°. 21. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed are the Proposals I this day received from the Merchants for 
providing the Investment for the present year together with their accounts 
current the Ballance of which they request may be carried to their new con- 
tract being unable to pay it into Cash as they expected the Investment was to 
last for one Year they having large sums advanced to the Weavers in the 
Country and much turn'd out Cloth which the Merchants promise me shall be 
sent to Madras as opportunitys may offer to be there sorted. 

Cuddalore I am with Respect 

13™. February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient Humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



No. 22. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq k . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Captain Douglas of the King of Prussia Snow having call'd at this Port 
I have taken the Opportunity of lading on board her fifty three Bales of the 
Honble Companys Cloth as : ^ Invoice and Bill of Lading enclosed being all 
he was able to take in. 

I am with Respect 
Cuddalore Honble Sir & Sirs 

16 February 1763 Your most Obedient Humble Servant 

Charles Turner. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 17 

N°. 23. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ R . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

By the Amelia Snow Henry Alexander Master you will receive one hund- 
red and fifty four Bales of Callicoes as fJ Invoice & Bill of Lading Inclosed. 

Your Honor &ca. will observe there is a difference between the Cloth now 
sent and those provided at Bandarmalanka as follows Viz*. 

Vizagapatam . . Long Cloth . . Ordinary . . N°. 1 One Punjum or half a Call 

less Threads and three Pagodas 
SpCorge less in the Price than the 
Ordinary Long Cloth N°. 1 provi- 
ded at Bandarmalanka & equal 
in Threads & Price to the N°. 2 
provided there. 

Ditto. .. Ditto. .. Ditto. .. N°. 2 One Punjum or half a Call 

less in Threads & One Pagoda 
eighteen Fanamsless in Price than 
the Long Cloth Ordinary N°. 2 
provided at Bandarmalanka. 

Ditto. . . Ditto. , . Ditto. . . N°. 1 Two Punjums or one Call 

less in Threads & six Pagodas fi 
Gorge less in Price than the Fine 
Long Cloth N°. 2 provided at 
Band armalanka. 

Ditto. .. Ditto. .. Ditto. .. N°. 2 Half a Punjum or one 

Quarter of a Call more in Threads 
and at the same Price as the 
Fine Long Cloth N°. 2 provided 
at Bandarmalanka. The other 
Numbers not mention'd here and 
the Long Cloth Midling have 
the same number of Threads 
& are at the same Prices as those 
provided at Bandarmalanka in 
future the Investment will Consist 
of Cloths of the same Number of 
Threads ■ and be provided at the 
same Prices as those at 
Bandarmalanka. 

You will likewise observe there is a greater Quantity of the Fine and 
Midling Cloths sent (in Proportion to the Ordinary) than ought to be, which 
has been owing to the Merchants advancing their Money for those kind of 
Cloths first and getting them in before the Country was alarm 'd by the 
Morattas, which Circumstance prevented them from sending in Ordinary in 
Proportion in time, I shall however take care to receive it in my next Provision; 
I am obliged to send the Beeteelas Brown there being no Washers here capable 
of curing them properly. 

In my last I advised your Honor &c a . that the Rajah was march'd against 
the Morattas and Narrain Dieu, I have now the Pleasure to acquaint you that 
he has been successfull in Two or Three different Attacks upon them which has 
obliged them to seperate the Morattas have run off to Itchaporam. It is not 
yet known whether they will wait there for a Reinforcement out of the Cuttah 
Country to renew their attempt or entirely quit the Province. 
1762-63—3 



18 Records of Fort St. George 

I inclose your Honor &c a . an Indent of Wares & Stores wanted at this 
settlement which I could be much obliged to you if you would be pleased to 
order may be sent me by the return of this Vessel particularly the Military 
Stores which the Place is very much in want of. 

Vizagapatam I am with the greatest Esteem 

22 D . February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obed*. & most Obliged Humble Serv*. 
Thomas Heath. 



Vizagapatam, 
24™, j ANRY 1763. 

Account op Wakes & Stores Wanted at this Settlement. 
Broad cloth — 

Superfine Scarlet Pieces 3 

Scarlet .. D°. 3 

— 6 Pieces. 
Broad cloth — 

Fine Yellow 1 

Blue 1 

Emerald Green 4 

6 D°. 

Broad cloth ordinary — 

Red 2 

Blue ' .. .. 6 

Yellow 1 

Emerald Green 1 

10 D°. 

Perpetuanoes ordinary — Reoes 

Red .. 3 

Blue .. ■'. 3 

Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 

9 D°. 

Camblets — 

Red 1 

Blue 1 

2 D°. 

Tar . . » 4 Barrels. 

Pitch 4 D°. 

Europe canvas ... .. 12 Bolts. 

Petty Merchandize — 

Spectacles . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pr. 

Knives . . 20 

Seizars 20 

Looking Glasses small . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pr. 

Ditto large 1 Pr. 

General Stores — 

Sheet Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cwt. 

Pump Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Backs. 

Deep Sea Lines.. .. .. .. .. .. 6 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 19 



Gunners Stores — 

Country Match .. .. .. .. .. .. 2 Candy. 

Powder Horns . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 

Tin Tubes 500 

Cannon 6 Pounders . . . . . . . . . . 6 

Shott 12 lb. « . . . . 100 

9 700 

6 800 

4 100 

3 900 

Gun Powder Fine . . . . . . . . . . 5 Barrels 

D°. Canon ..20 D°. 

Armoury Stores — 

Flints 5000 

Muskets with Bayonets . . . . . . . . 100 

Brass Drum .. .. .. .. ... .. 1 

Drum Heads Braces &ca. — 

Sieves for Cleaning Gun Powder . . . . . . 4 

Lead for Grape Shott . . . . ... „. 4 Candy. 

VlZAGAPATAM 

24 January 1763. 



No. 24. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed you will be pleased to receive the accounts of this Settlement for 
last Month. They should have waited on you sooner, but have been delayed by 
transcribing and making the necessary Adjustments in the Bandarmalanka 
Accounts to make them correspond with the Books of this Settlement as shall 
be here after explained. Your Honour &c a . were advised from hence by M r . 
Andrews under date the 16*. February 1760 with the Difficulties he laboured 
under regarding the Investment on account the fluctuating Exchange of Rupees 
for Madrass Pagodas; To which you were pleased to return the following 
answer We remark what you say " concerning the Loss which must accrue in 
exchanging your Rupees into Madrass Pagodas for the Investment and 
an answer thereto can only recommend to you to dispose of the Rupees on every - 
occasion to the best advantage possible with which we must rest satisfyed as 
we are unable to point out any method more to the Interest of the Company." 
In Consequence of which discretionary Orders, Pagodas were purchased with 
Rupees at the Buzar Exchange as occasion required and a Profit & Loss Entry 
made in the Cash account for the Loss or Gain this method was practised tiil 
the Arrival of M r . Fairfield, who thought it more eligible to fix the value of the 
Madrass Pagoda in the Compys. Accounts at four Rupees without any regard 
to the Buzar Exchange, reducing the Rupees into Cure*. Pagodas at the rate 

Rs. 

of 350 !$} % P s . as had been usually practised. The Exchange of Madrass 
Pagodas being thus established the Advances made to the Merchants were 
brought to account in the manner observed above, but M r . Dolben not Having 
been apprised of this has in his accounts reduced the Madrass Pagodas ad- 
vanced his Merchants for the Cloth brought in into Current at a Batta of 10 if) 
Cent, as your Honour &c a . will be pleased to observe by the Invoice accompany- 
ing the Goods consigned you by the Apollo Ketch, and which Example in the 
1762-63— 3a 



20 Records of Fort St. George 

hurry I was in to give the Vessell an expeditious Dispatch, I have very inatten- 
tively likewise followed in the Invoice of Goods laden on board her here but on 
making up the Merchants Accounts, and posting the Bandarmalanka accounts 
into the Books of this Settlement I discovered my mistake, as there appeared a 
Loss of P s . 4 10 23 $ Cent, between bringing the Madrass Pagodas to account 
at R s . 4 each & 350 Rup s . |J % Current Pagodas and charging them only with 
a Batta of ten |J C*. to reduce them into Current, I have therefore drawn out 
a General Invoice of the Goods laden on board the Apollo Ketch at this Place 
and Bandarmalanka correspondent to the first method which is conformable 
to our Books, and now inclose the same for your Inspection, whereby you will 
be pleased to observe the Goods appear to be so much <§! C*. dearer as the 
Difference above remarked amounts to, but this is no more than imaginary as 
il arises from the Cause abovementioned as however your Honor &c a . may not 
perhaps choose that the Goods should be charged with this Difference as the 
Prices of them are thereby seemingly enhanced, I shall be glad to be honoured 
with your Directions on this subject for my Guidance in the ensuing years 
Books, as in those for the Current year I presume you would have me conform 
to the Method they are at present kept in. 

I was in hopes before now to have advised you with some certainty what 
success I was likely to meet with in the Provision of Chay Goods at this Place 
having given Publick notice immediately on the receipt of your orders of the 
5 th . Ult°. for receiving Proposals for the several sortments specifyed in the 
List then enclosed me but after waiting many days in Expectation of them, 
I found myself obliged to send for the Merchants who were employed in this 
Business last year to talk with them upon the Subject, when upon enquirying 
into the Reasons of their not having yet delivered in their Proposals for 
contracting for this Years Investment, they returned me for answer That they 
observed in the List of Goods advertised for this years Provisions the Romalls 
are ordered to be of 18 Pun j urns fine, 12 Covids long and only three quarters 
broad, which being of an assortment never yet provided in this part of the 
Country they were apprehensive they should not be able to procure any quantity 
of Thread sufficiently fine for such a Far brick nor could they take upon them 
to say whether the Weavers here could manufacture Goods of that fineness 
properly or at what rate they could afford to undertake to provide them, till 
they had made a tryal, which they were about, and would produce me the 
Musters in eight or ten days when I should have their answer. This you shall 
be acquainted with so soon as I receive it, and the Musters they bring me shall 
be forwarded for your Inspection & Determination as this article constitutes 
the principal part of the Investment I thought it unnecessary to conclude any 
thing relating to the Collowapores & Sastracundies till I could agree for the 
whole as they are very inconsiderable and always to be procured. 

I have had much trouble in endeavouring to obtain Payment from the 
Narsipore Renter of his last Kist for that Farm ending 28 th . December 1762 
which though for so trifling a sum as Rup s . 500 I have not been able to accom- 
plish Upon my first application to him on this account, he produced me an 
order from M r . Andrews dated 14 th . August 1761 for the Payment of Eight 
Rupees and an half $? Month (which I find has been divided between a Braminy, 
an old servant of the Compys at Maddepollam Factory and a Mahometan 

Rs. As. 

Priest belonging to Narsipore) amounting to 138 13 which he desired I would 
deduct from hi& Rent; This was undoubtedly a reasonable Request on his part, 
as he had M r . Andrews order for the Payment of it wherein he is promised it 
shall be allowed him in his rent, but as I cannot find that M r . Andrews had 
any authority from your Honour &c a , for making such Promise, I have refused 
to allow it him till I can be favored with your Directions on the subject which 
I am not only to request with respect to this sum, but whether I am to continue 
such allowance for the future as the People who have enjoyed the benefit of it 
are making continual application to me on the subject M r . Andrews order 
comes inclosed. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 21 

I gave M r . Dolben Directions relating to the Provision of some forty six 
Fun j um Moorees by way of tryal according to what you have been pleased to 
recommend in the List of investment forwarded me in your Commands of the 
5 th . Ult°. who informs me that the lowest terms he can bring his Merchants to 
undertake to provide them at is MP S . 6£ $ P s Dut tnat he has order 'd Musters 
to be prepared which shall be sent me in a few days, so soon as I receive them 
they shall be forwarded to your Honour &c a . The Musters of the Goods I 
contracted for when at Bandarmalanka I am in dayly expectation of which 
shall likewise wait on you. 

In my address under date the 19 th . Ult°. I took the Liberty to lay before 
you the state and condition of the Godowns at Bandarmalanka and to request 
your orders for constructing a new one to lodge the Cloth in, that may be 
expected by the Month of September as there is none at present either suffici- 
ently large or secure for that Purpose which I must again request to be favored 
with as M r . Dolben in a Letter I received from him two days ago writes thus. 
I should be glad to be favored with your orders for building a Cloth Godown 
as otherwise it will be out of my power to have it in readiness for the Bales. 

As the Advices from Bengali render it imprudent risquing anything at 
Bandarmalanka which may be removed as it is a P[l]ace of no Security & has 
a Bar that may be always enter'd by Vessels of an hundred Tons without 
Danger, and as I find there are near sixty Bales of Cloth lying there at the 
Washers and Brown, I have directed M r . Dolben to put them on board a Vessel 
now in that River bound for Madrass, and not to receive any more from the 
Country till we have further accounts from the Bay as it will make no difference 
in getting it cured in readiness for the September Dispatch. 

You have been already advised that the Flag staff at this Place was blown 
down in the late storm, and that there was no proper stick to be procured here 
for erecting another, but I. have since removed that from Nizampatam where 
it was of no use, and have set it up here, though for want of Tar & Europe 
Rope which we have none of in Garrison, it is but very ill secured, I have 
therefore taken the Liberty of inclosing an Indent for these and some other 
small articles vv anted here which I request your Compliance with. 

I am with much Respect 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your very Obedient humble Servant 
John Pybus. 
Masulipatam 
12™. February 1763. 

Indent for Sundries wanted at Masulipatam. 

Tar 2 Barrels. 

Pitch ID. 

Europe Cordage — 

4 inch") 

\ inch )■ Sufficient for the Rigging of a Flag 

1 inchj staff of about 90 feet high. 
Hour glasses . . . . . . . . ... . . 4 

Half hour 4 

Canvas 4 Bolts. 

Sail Needles . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 

Europe Twine . . . . 50 lb. 

John Pybus. 
Masulipatam 
12 th . February 1763. 



22 Records of Fort St. George 

N°. 25. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having received orders from the President & Council of Fort William to 
forward to your Honour &c a . Council the inclosed Letter by any Vessel I 
might be able to procure I have now dispatched the Honble Companys Snow 
Greyhound William Corry Commander with orders to proceed with allExpedi- 
tion to your Presidency. 

I also send you enclosed copy of Captain Corrys sailing Instructions. 

I am sorry to inform your Honor &c a . that several Vessels have been 
taken by the French Squadron. Two from this Port, one of which was a new 
schooner built at this Place belonging to the Honble Company. 

I wish the Greyhound snow a safe & speedy Passage, and am with Eespect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 

Tho s . Rumbold. 
Islamabad 
22°. January 1763. 



To William Corry 

Commander of the Greyhound Snow. 

Sir 

You are hereby directed Winds and Weather permitting to weigh your 
Anchors & make the best of your way for the Port of Madrass where on your 
arrival you are to deliver the accompanying Letter to the Honble President & 
Council of Fort S*. George from whom you will receive further orders for your 
future Proceedings. 

Should you meet with any English Vessels in your Passage thither, you 
must not fail to acquaint them of a French Squadron consisting of two of the 
Line & a Frigate being in Ballasore Road, However you must let this detain 
you as little as possible; and to be particularly careful not to destroy the 
Letter to the President & Council till you find yourself in eminent Danger of 
being taken & are drove to the Utmost extremity. 

I wish you a safe & speedy Passage and am 

Sir 
Your most Obedient Servant 

Tho: Rumbold. 
Islamabad 
22". January 1763. 

A true Copy. 

Walter Wilkins. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 23 

N°. 26. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c\ Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Agreeable to Orders received from John Pybus Esq r . I now dispatch to 
your Honor &c a . on the Apollo Ketch Hans Moor Master, sixty two Bales of 
Calicoes, as J) Invoice and Bill of Lading enclosed being all the Cloth at 
present on hand, except about two hundred Pieces, in such a state at the Wash, 
as that it could not be conveniently packed being wet with Cow dung. 

Among the half washed Cloth is some intermixed which, wants another 
washing to bring it under that Denomination, in this state there is Chunam 
in it. which will render it necessary to be again given to the Wash as soon as 
possible. 

I am with the greatest Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient humble Servant 
Bandarmalanka George Dolben. 

15 th . February 1763. 



No. 27. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This serves to inclose your Honor &c a . Duplicate Invoice and Bill of 
Lading of sixty two Bales of Calicoes consigned to your Honor &c a . by the 
Apollo Ketch. I am with' the greatest Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient Servant 
Bandarmalanka George Dolben. 

16 th . February 1763. 



N°. 28. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &c A . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

All kinds of Grain being very scarce and exceeding dear in these Bounds 
and but little brought in, were the Companys Customs taken off, it might I 
imagine be a means of encouraging the Merchants in the Country to send in 
their Grain, I should be glad to receive your Direction on this Head. 

Cuddalore T am with Res P ect 

23 d . February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



24 Records of Fort St. George 



No. 29. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Gove [r] nor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

This accompanies the accounts of the settlement for the Month of Janu- 
ary together with a Monthly return of the Military and Stores in the Garrison 
of Cuddalore. 

Cuddalore I am with Eespect 

24 February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

On Receipt of your Letter of the 23 d . Instant, I sent for the Merchants -& 
acquainted them that you was desirous they would go to Madrass as you want- 
ed to discourse with them particularly on the subject of the Investment before 
making a new Contract they have promised to set out the 3 d . of next Month 
in th-3 Morning and make the best of their way to wait on you, I endeavoured 
to prevail on them to set out sooner but they assured me that their affairs would 
not permit them before that time. 

A Boat being bound to Madrass they have desired I would permit them 
to send a Corge of each sort of the turn'd out Cloth on her. I have granted 
their request & hope it will meet with your Approbation. 

Cuddalore I am with Respect 

26 th . February 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 
Charles Turner. 



No. 31. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 
President & Governor &c A . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letter of the 16 th . Ultimo, and shall embrace any 
Opportunities that may offer of drawing on you, altho' we imagine they can 
be but seldom, we shall likewise immediately taken into Consideration What 
monies will be necessary for our own occasions in the ensuing year, and remit 
you whatever it appears we may be able to afford for the assistance of the 
China Trade. 

In our Letter of the 15 th . of Febry. 1762 we advised you of some repre- 
sentations which had been made to us by M r . Senior and the Owners of the 
Charlotte Schooner regarding some Debts due to them by the King of Quedah, 
and recommend your settling that matter, as the reason given by the King for 
the non payment of those Debts, was your Detention of a Vessel of his upon 
the Coast, In your answer of the 25 th . March you promised to give us your full 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 25 

sentiments on this subject in a future Letter, but as we have heard nothing 
from you since which we have just received from Cap*. Johnston & beg leave 
to submit a fresh the whole affair to your immediate Consideration. 

The Expedition is set out from Chittagong to take post at Moneypour the 
Capital of the Province of Mickley with the head whereof we have entered into 
an Alliance, but with orders not to enter further Directions of which we shall 
take care to give you the Most Timely Notice. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

24 th . January 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 
P. Amy att. 
Warren Hastings. 
W. Hay. 
H. Watts. 



To the Honble Henry Vansittart Esq r . 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having had the honour of Carrying a Letter from you, to the King of 
Queda, on account of the Owners of the Helena Snow, to Demand a Debt due 
to them, Intrusted to the King by the then Commander M r . Miller accordingly 
when I arrived there, I Dilivered your Letter &c a . and a Present which was 
very Graciously Received Accordingly to the Eastern Custom. 

After the Letter was Read & I told the King my Business & Demanded 
the Debt in your Name To W ch . the old Gentleman Answered in these terms, 
that he did not want to keep Cap*. Millers Tin, & would Pay it as soon as he 
was in a right understanding with the English. As he had been before for 
many years, until the Gentlemen of Madrass had seized his Vessell & never 
had let him know for what Reason, Only as he had heard by flying reports, 
that it was on account of Captain Macmouths Vessel being cut off, which hap- 
pen'd in Junkseilon and not in his Dominions, He likewise said he was very 
sorry that the English should impute such an action to him, who had lived 
Reigned & Traded, with Honour for many Years untill his Beard was grown 
White which was the Expression and now in his old Age to get such a Charac- 
ter, troubled him very much and he would not pay the Debt at this Present 
time; But as you had done him the Honor of writing to him, he would write to 
you that Justice may be done him; and then he would pay the Debt with great 
deal of Pleasure, as he dont want to keep any man from his Right or Property 
for which Reason he desired that after I had done my Business in the Straits 
I would call at Queda in my way to Bengal, & he would give me a Letter for you 
which I accordingly did, & some Days after my arrival he sent the two accom- 
panying. Letters with a Parcel of Wax & Desired I would give his Compli- 
ments to you after the Eastern Manner & beg your Accept ce . of the small pre- 
sent of Wax being some of the Produce of his Country. 

I am 
Honble Sir 
Your most Obed*. Hble Serv*. 

Sign'd John Johnston. 
Polly Snow Kedgeree 
December the 4 th . 1762. 

A true Copy. 

J. Graham, 
Sub. Sew. 



1762-63—4 



26 Records of Fort St. George 



No. 32. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT EsQ R . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Agreeable to what we wrote you in our Letter of the 24 th . Instant we this 
day took into Consideration the state of the Monies which we may expect to 
receive into our Treasury within the Course of the present year and the several 
services of this Presidency which must be answered there from; from these we 
conclude that we shall still have it in our Power to lend a small assistance to the 
China Trade and we have therefore resolved to remit you for that purpose Five 
Lacks of Rupees as soon as we can procure that sum in Bullion or foreign 
Silver, and we shall as we before advised you draw upon you for whatever 
sums may be offered us here to be paid in Pagodas but we still judge the amount 
can be but small. 

In our Letter of the 27 th . we acquainted you with the Proceedings of 
French ships; The Commodore has since that Time sent into the River, the 
remainder of the Prisoners taken in the Walpole on board the Grampus Pilot 
Sloop of which he had before made a Capture and we have it now under Con- 
sideration, the sending an equal Number of French Prisoners in exchange to 
the Islands, agreeable to Mons r . Pallieres Request. 

The Boscawen from Bombay arrived in the Road on the 27 tk . Inst, and as 
Captain Wedderburn was fortunate as to put a Pilot on board her, we trust 
she has since got safe into the River; we likewise learn from the Prisoners on 
board the Fidelle that they met with the Winchelsea Cap*. Howe standing into 
the Road but that after a Chace of more than two Days and a Slight Engage- 
ment of about two Hours the Winchelsea got clear off, and we make no doubt 
she has ee'r this Time arrived safe at your Place. 

As we had the Misfortune to losse the Houghtons Packet for your Presi- 
dency we have thought proper to land that, which came by the Earl of 
Ashburnham & which we had shiped for you on the sea boat Captain Swaine; 
that we may take Copies of the most material Papers for your security and we 
shall transmit it to you by the Ship Clinton which we purpose dispatching 
the middle of next Month if the state of the French Squdron will so admit. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

31 st . January 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 

P. Amyatt. 

Warren Hastings. 

W. Hay. 

H. Watts. 



No. 33. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq e . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Letter of the 2 d . Instant has been received and have taken off the 
Inland Duties on Grain to encourage the Importation thereof. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 27 



Yesterday I wrote to the Renter of Deve Cotah and acquainted him with 
your Orders respecting the Grain he is to send, a Conicoply, three Marcalls and 
Measuring Men are sent him for the Quicker Dispatch as the Mercalls of this 
Place are but half the size of those at Madrass. 

I have acquainted the Porto Novo Merchants who have contracted for the 
Delivering the Goods they are to provide for the Investment at Madrass that 
I will give them all the assistance in my power for exporting the same either 
from hence or Dave Cotah they have promised to acquaint me the Quantity 
they may send at different times, an Account of which shall be forwarded to 
you. 

I am with Respect 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 

Charles Turner., 
cuddalore 
5 th . March 1763. 



No. 34. 



to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Port S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since my last of the 12 th . Ultimo I have been honored with your Commands 
of the same date on the subject of the Investment, to which I shall now reply. 
Your Honor &c A . may be assured I shall be very particularly attentive to 
the Rules you have been pleased to lay down in your said Commands, and 
comply with them as nearly as Circumstances will admit and as the Difficulty 
I complained of in my Letter above referred to respecting the Provision of 
Romalls, was by the Receipt of these your last orders removed I sent for the 
Merchants to acquaint them therewith, and to Discourse with them upon the 
subject of the present Years Investment on the Plan you have proposed I could 
not expect, they would come to an immediate Conclusion in a Business of this 
nature and therefore gave them as requested a few days to consider on it. They 
have since been several times with me without coming to any agreement, as I 
was not able to prevail on them by all the Arguments I could make use of, to 
undertake to provide Goods upon receiving only an advance of one quarter 
Part of the estimated amount, But after many meetings and much Difficulty 
I have at length the Pleasure to acquaint you that I have finished my Contract 
with them on the following terms Viz*. 

The Prices of the several sortments of Goods to be the same as last Year, 
but sorted to two Numbers only and not a piece received either short 
in Measure, or of the stipulated Number of Punjums, the whole to be 
of a bright chay and even Thread, one half of the Goods Contracted 
for to be delivered by the 31 st . of July next the other half by the 31 st . 
January 1764. 
One half of the estimated amount of the Goods agreed to be delivered 
by the 31 st . of July to be advanced them which is to be accounted for 
by paying only one_ half the Value of the Goods, as they shall be 
brought in which will clear off this advance a further advance to be 
then made them of one half the estimated value of the Goods to be 
delivered by the end of January 1764 which is to be accounted for in 
the same manner. 

As I flatter myself with your approbation of the foregoing terms I have 
ventured to make advances to the Merchants conformably thereto, that no time 
1762-63— 4a 



"28 Records of Fort St. 



might be lost in setting the Investment on foot, & your Honour &c a . may be 
satisfyed I will be careful to keep them to a due Performance of their Con- 
tracts. I have ordered Musters of the Ginghams, & other sortments of Goods 
of which a few Pieces are recommended to be provided by way of Tryal & as 
you have been pleased to leave the Choice of them in some measure to me I hope 
to give satisfaction in the Provision of them. 

I have transmitted to M r . Dolben the List of Goods to be furnished from 
Bandarmalanka, & an Extract from your Commands relating to the Plan 
proposed for carrying on the Investment there, which shall be put in force this 
year as far as Respects the Provision of Goods contracted for by me when at 
that Place, but as the Contracts with the other Merchants were made for one 
year which does expire till September next, the Goods providing by them in 
Consequence must be receiv'd on the present Terms. The Provision of Salam- 
pores cannot be undertaken without Prejudice to the Long Cloth manufactury 
ycur Honour &c a . must not therefore reckon on receiving any of that Assort- 
ment from thence. 

I had hopes of being furnished with the Musters of Goods providing at 
Bandarmalanka by Lackum Chitty Erapah on my Contract with him to have 
forwarded to your Honour &c a . before now. He has 'tis true delivered what 
he call'd Musters but as they were all except one which now waits on you short 
in Measure and Pun j urns they were rejected and he is providing others which 
so soon as I receive shall be dispatched to you. The Directions you have been 
pleased to give in your List of Investment relating to the printed Moorees, I 
shall be careful to comply with, and to add the several articles recommended, 
to the Quantity before ordered, which shall be contracted for, and Musters 
sent you as soon as they can be procured. 

I have signified to M r . Dolben the approbation you have been pleased to 
express, at the attention he has shewn to the Investment, who begs Leave to 
return his Thanks for this Publick Mark of you Favour & to assure you that his 
best Endeavours shall be exerted to its further Improvement. 

M r . Brickenden likewise returns your Honours &c a . his Thanks for the 
Indulgence you have been pleased to shew him in complying with his Request, 
and he purposes setting out for the Presidency as soon as he can settle his 
affairs. 

Inclosed you will be pleased to receive an Estimate of the Repairs, and 
Buildings wanting at Bandarmalanka for your Determination. I have already 
urged The Necessity of them in my Letter of the 19 th . January and as their 
uses are particularly specifyed in the accompanying Estimate I need not add 
further on the subject here than to request your Permission to set about them, 
and to assure you that the utmost frugality shall be observed in the execution 
of the work. 

M r . Dolben having in Consequence of the Directions I advised you I 
purposed giving him, shipped on board the Apollo Ketch sixty two Bales con- 
signed to your Honour &c a . I now forward you Invoice thereof, drawn out 
conformably to the Method observed in that transmitted you in my address of 
the 12 Ultimo but I wait your Determination on this subject before, I make any 
alteration in the present method of keeping the accounts of Bandarmalanka. 

I am pleased to find the Chay goods provided here last year proved in 
general so much to your satisfaction and I flatter myself, that the present Years 
Provision will likewise meet with your approbation. 

There are between fifty & sixty unserviceable pieces of Cannon here of 
Different Callibers, which might serve as Kintlage to some of the China or 
other home ward ships, if your Honour &c a . would be pleased to furnish a 
conveyance for taking them away. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762- 



29 



The Cowle you have been pleased to grant to Taddapalah Ramanapah for 
the Arrack Farm at this place for the Current year has been received and 
delivered to him. 

I am with much Respect 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your very Obedient humble Servant 

Mastjlipatam 1 John Pybus. 

2°. March 1763. 



Bandarmalanka the 24 th . February 1763. 

Estimate op Buildings and Repairs wanting to be made at Bandarmalanka 

Buildings. 
A Cloth Godown in the Factory upon the-f< flowing Plan Viz*. 

to be 60 feet in length 18 feet broad & 18 feet high to be 

Terrassed — 



Bricks for Walls 


98000 at 1 S 


f 


Mill 49 - 








Flat Tyles for Terrass. 


13000 at 9 


3$ 


D°. 3 


9 - 






Palmeiras for Beams & 
















Plank 


85 at 20 


^P 


% 17 - 








Teak Timbers for 
















Doors & Windows . . 


10 at 1 


18 


Each. 15 - 








Iron Mds. 12 at 14 


$ Ca. 8 14 32 




Chunam Bandmlka 
















Garce 


12 at 2 


18 


$ Garce 30 - 








Jaggares $ Carcoys 








6 - 








Carpenters Cooley 








16 








Bricklayers 








27 








Smiths Cooley 








2 








Coolies Women & Boys . . 








H 














56 - 




- 184 


23 


A Cloth Godown at the 
















Water side for the recep- 
















tion of Bales in readiness 
















to be shipped of exactly 
















upon the same PI m as the 
















Above Cloth Godown in 
















the Fac'ory & of the same 
















Materials 












184 


23 


Washers Godown 60 feet in length 18 broad 15 


high to be 








Tyled. 






fas. 










Bricks 


57000 


at 


18 


$ Mill 28 


18 


— 




Tyles 


1800C 


at 


9 


$ D». 4 


18 


— 




Palmeira Wassails 


120 


at 


4 


$ 100 4 


28 


64 




D°. Beams 


20 


at 


20 


fi 100 4 


— 


_ 




Reepers 


8000 


at 


9 


$ Mill 2 


— 


— 




Coir for Tying Do. 


M*- 15 


at 1 


18 


$ Candy 1 


4 


40 




Teak Timbers for Doors 
















& Windows 


4 


at 1 


18 


Each 6 


— 


_ 




Teak Timbers for Doors & 














Windows 


4 


at 1 


18 


Candy 1 


4 


40 




Lock Bolts & hinges 








2 


9 


— 




Chunam Bandmlka Garce 


6 


at 2 


18 


$ Garce 15 


_ 


— 




Jaggaree & Carcoys 








3 


— 


— 




Bricklayrs 






14 








Carpenters 








6 — — 








Coolies Women and Boys 






' 


8 — — 


sr . 


99 
468 






58 — — 


6 






Carried ov 


17 



32 



80 



Records of Fort St. George 



Brought over . . 468 17 
Beating Godown 60 feet in Length 18 feet in breadth & 15 
feet high to be Tyled. 

fas. 

Bricks 84000 at 18 $ Mill 42 — ' — 

Tyles 32000 at 9 | D . 8 — — 

Palmeira Wassails .. 180 at 4 fi 100 7 7 16 

Do. Beams .. 30 at 20 | 100 6 — — 

Beepers 12000 at 9 | Mill 3 — — 

Coir for tying D°. Candy at 1 18 $ Candy 1 18 — 

Chunam Bandmlka .. Garce 9 at 2 18 ft Garce 22 IS — 

Jaggaree & Carcoys . . . . . . 4 18 — 

Teak Timbers for Doors 

& Windows . . . . 6 at 1 18 Each 9 — — 

Lock Bolts & hinges . . . . 3 — — 

Carpenters . . . . . . 9 — — 

Bricklayers . . . . . . 21 — — 

Coolies Women & Boys . . . . 12 — — 

42 — — 



Wells at the Washing Town, three large. 



WeJl bricks 


27000 at — 


24 


— $ Mill 18 


— 


Teak Timbers for 










Foundation . . 


6 at 


1 


18 Each 9 


— 


Chunam Garce . . 


1 at 


2 


18 $ Garce 2 


18 


Jaggaree & Car- 










coys 






— 


18 


Bricklayers 


.. 




5 


18 


Carpenters 






1 


— 


Cooleys 




... 


5 


9 



148 25 J( 



41 27 



Repatjbs. 
Turn'ng the Tyles of the Guard Room Barracks, sorting place & other 
out houses, repairing their Roofs & new facing several parts broke down in 
the last Monsoon. 



Tyles 


20000 at 


fas. 

9 


<JP 


Mill 




5 


. 


Bricks 


18000 at 


18 


9 


D°. 




9 


— 


Chunam Garce 


5 at 2 18 


¥ 


D°. 




12 


18 


Jaggaree & Carcoys . . 
Country Woud Reepers 
& Coir 












2 
4 


18 
9 


Carpenters 
Bricklayers 

Coolies Women & Boys. 

Smith repairing Bolts 

hinges Locks & c a . 








2 
8 
5 

2 


18 — 

27 — 

9 — 







— 51 27 — 



Madras Pagodas 



710 24 24 



George Dolben. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 31 

No. 35. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George- 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

All the Companys Merchants now set out to wait on you, except Bowanie 
Sancariah who is very Old & sickly and unable he assures us to undertake the 
Journey but has sent his Agent in his Room. 

We are with Respect 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most humble Servant 

Charles Turner. 

Edw d . Raddon. 
cuddalore 
3 d . March 1763. 



No. 36. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Port S t . George. 

Eonble Sir & Sirs 

The Present serves to Inclose your Hon r . &c a . the accounts of this settle- 
ment for last Month, likewise the Military Roll, Standard Month account for 
Decern 1- . 1761 & Duplicate Books for last Year. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient & most Obliged humble Servant 

Tho s . Heath. 

VlZAGAPATAM 

26 th . February 17«?3. 

No. 37. 

To the Honble George Picot Esq 8 . 

President & Governor &c-\ Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Disorder in my Eye having lately increased so much as to render it 
necessary to seek Relief either in Madrass or Bengali, I should esteem it a 
favour you would be pleased to appoint some Body to the Charge of this Settle- 
ment at as early as possible, that if a Conveyance should offer I may return to 
Madrass before the Monsoon is over, otherwise that you would be pleased to 
permit me to go down to the Bay. 

Vizagapatam I am with the greatest Esteem 

27 th . January 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient & most Obliged humble Servant 
Tho: Heath. 



32 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 38. 

to the honble george plgot isq b . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favoured with your Letter of tba 3 d . Ultimo, & agreeable to 
what we wrote you the Day following (a Duplicate of which is enclosed). We 
call'd upon the Master of the Britannia Snow in regard to his extraordinary 
Behaviour while upon your Coast in Consequence of which he delivered us a 
Letter, a Copy whereof is now enclosed for your notice & we are to acquaint 
you the assertions therein correspond with one Vessels Journal & the Deposi- 
tions of the Mate and Syrang who by our Directions were examined. 

Enclosed likewise is Copy of a Letter from the owners of the above vessel 
representing the great Damage she sustained during her stay upon your Coast 
and desiring an allowance may be made for the same, but as it is impossible 
for us to judge how far their Representations are just, we must refer the same 
to your Honor &c a . desiring you would acquaint us, that we may reply to their 
letter in a suitable manner. 

We cannot however close this subject without remarking to your Honor 
&c a . that these Complaints, correspond in some measure with what the Owners 
of the Futhee Salam alledg'd in Respect to that ship while upon your Coast, 
and if they are well grounded we apprehend it will effectually put it out of our 
Power again to hire Vessels for our Honble Masters service, even upon the 
greatest Emergencies, as private Persons will never choose to subject their 
Property to such risques. 

It affords us great satisfaction to find our Honble Masters Ships Houghton 
& Ashbunnham are arrived at Bengal of which we advis'd them by the way of 
Bussorah the 5 th . Instant, but we cannot help being anxious for the saffety of 
the Walpole. 

We request the enclosed Packet for the President & Council of Fort 
William may be forwarded as soon as possible. 

We are 

Bombay Castle Your most Obedient Servants 

17™. February 1763. Cha: Crommelin. 

J. Byfeld. 
J. Spencer. 
C. Waters. 
P. E. Wrench. 

R. HOLFORD. 

S. Court. 



To George England Esq*. 

superintendant of the marine. 

Sir 

It is with Concern I find a Complaint made against me by the Honble the 
President & Council of Madrass. 

The 6 th . of August I returned to Madrass Road from Pondicherry Deep 
Laden with Guns shot shells and Anchors with which Loading we laid there 
untill the 24 th . before any Boats was sent of to lighten the Vessell notwith- 
standing we sprung a Leak the 13 th . & had it not been for the assistance 1 
received from Cap*. Smith of the Drake & other ships on the Road the Vessell 
must have foundred this was represented to the Governor by myself who sent 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-U3 33- 

off 60 Cooleys, the major part of which was not of the least service and my refus- 
ing to pay the charge made for those People was the first time I observed they 
was displeased the owners was at a great Expence in Preventing the Vessel 1 
from foundrin the Leak arising from the Violent straining in laying rowling 
Gun vale to so many days before they took out the least Part of the Heavy 
dead Weight she had, in and this was plainly visible to every ship then laying 
in Madrass Road. 

The 26 th . September in Ouddalore Road there was two Leaguers of Water 
sent of by the Chief of that settlement for the use of a Detachment of 57 Euro- 
peans & 12 Blacks for whicli he sent me a Bill which I refused paying as I did 
not Imagine the owners was to be at that Expence, this might probably offend 
him, but I hope it will not be esteemed as such the owners was at the Expence 
of victualing that Military Detachment two days from his Neglecting to send 
of any Provisions with them, and which had we not supply' d them with was 
proceeding to Mutinous acts such as threatning to run the vessel ashore it is 
true while we lay'd in Cuddalore Road I represented to the Chief M r . Turner 
the Leaky condition of the Vessel & the great appearances of bad Weather 
coming on which made me Importinate with him to Dispatch me to which 
I received no other reply than he should keep me so long as she pleased. 

The 7 th . of October the Governor & Council at Madras ordered I should 
proceed to Alamparvar to bring up Chunam shells I then represented to them 
in writing the bad state and Condition the vessel was in being excessive leaky, 
but to which received no other Answer than to comply with my orders at this 
time we kept one Pump constantly working our Rigging began to be in a 
shatter 'd Condition and sails worse notwithstanding which I proceeded to 
Alemparva where we laid 6 days taking in the Chunam shells, & the 17 th . of 
October the Monsoon to all Appearance was near breaking having for some 
days before threatened with a very heavy swell, the Leak encreasing on us so as 
to oblige us to work both Pumps I thought it necessary for the Preservation of 
the Vessel to proceed to sea which accordingly we did and was my only Motive 
for leaving that Coast without returning to Madrass on my arrival at Telli- 
cherry I was ordered by the Chief & Factors there to land the Chunam shells 
and receive on board other stores for this Presidency therefore hope my Conduct 
will not appear blameable having no ways willfully neglected any part of my 
Duty nor acted in a disrespectful Manner with Intention. 

I am with the utmost Respect 

Sir 

Your most Obedient Servant 

Magnes Delea. 
Bombay 
20 th . January 1763. 

A true Copy 

Andrew Ramsay Secretary. 



to the honble charles crommelin esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council of Bombay. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Owners of the Britannia Snow Freighted to the Honble Company 
the 10 th . of March 1762 having suffered great Damages done to the Vessel from 
the Honble the President & Council at Madrass letting her lay in that Road 
with a deep Loading of Guns, shot shells & Anchors, fifteen days without taking 
any Part of the Weight out of her, during which time she sorung a Leak so as 
to-be foundrin? occasion'd by the violent straining of the Vessel from rowling 
Gun wale to; the manor part of the time to prevent which the owners was at 
1762-63—5 



-34 Records of Fort St. George 

a very considerable Expence as appears by a Letter from the Commander in 
answer to a complaint made by the Governour & Council of Madrass against 
him, like wise from her being Detained on that Coast, until the Monsoon broke 
on her, as appears by her Commanders Journal from which she has received 
great Damages done both to her rigging and sails, having sail'd out of this 
Road compleatly filled with two suits of sails, what Part in remaining of them, 
now being almost answerable all these Circumstances we hope will be taken 
into Consideration by your Honour &c a . Council as the Owners have suffered 
very considerably in the sales of her therefore hope some allowance will be made 
us for the same. 

We are with the utmost Respect 
Bombay Honble Sib, & Sirs 

20 th . January 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Page Keble for himself & 
John Allenborough. 
Samuel Lewick for William 

Hornby. 
John Halfield for John 
Watson. 

A true Copy 

And w . Ramsay 
Secrv. 



No. 39. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

A Vessel which we sent out to look for the French ships having seen 
nothing of them altho 5 she cruized all over Ballasore Road and went out into 
twenty Fatham Water, we imagine they must have left their station and we 
have therefore determined to proceed in the Dispatch of our Ships, The Drake 
& Hardwick will accordingly sail for Europe about the 25 th . Instant. The 
Clinton and Houghton we now Dispatch to your Honour &c a . the former to 
proceed to England and the Latter to pursue her original Destination to 
China. 

On board the Clinton we have laden besides her Salt Petre & Redwood all 
the west Coast Stores amounting as |J enclosed Invoice & Bill of Lading CRs. 
29,337—13 — 6. The same you will please to forward to them by the earliest 
Conveyance, which we think might be very well effected by ordering the Hough- 
ton to proceed that way and take in a Cargo of Peper for China. 

By the Houghton you will receive all her own Consignments, excepting 
100 Barrels of Gunpowder, (which being in the greatest want of We have 
detain'd, here) and five pipes of Madeira Wine being half of a supply which 
we have furnished to the Settlement at Port Marlbro and dispatch'd thither on 
a small Vessel. By the Houghton you will likewise receive all the Consign- 
ments of Coral & Necessaries v $ Ashburnham agreeable to an extract of her 
manifest enclosed in the Hough tons Packet. 

The Ashburnhams Cargo for your Presidency we have likewise taken the 
Liberty to detain here, as ■ it consists chiefly chiefly [sic] of Naval stores of 
-which we are most in want, but if you should have occasion for any of the 
articles thereof we shall forward them to you upon your advising us. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 35. 

We have further laden on these two ships the five Lack of Rupees for the 
assistance of the China Trade half on each agreeable to their respective 
Invoices. 

As we imagine a small vessell on the West Coast may be render 'd of parti- 
cular service to their several settlements, we desire you will dispatch thither 
our Snow the Greyhound with the most material part of the Stores and give 
the Captain Directions for his remaining under the Orders of that Presidency. 

As there did not remain Tonnage sufficient in these two ships for sending 
you the Consignments from Bombay $ Windsor we purpose dispatching them 
to you by the Leopard Snow as soon as she can be got ready. 

The accompanying Letters for your Honour &c a . were received from Fort 
Marlbro by the Nancy Ketch, and which we took the Liberty to open least they 
had required an answer from hence, our Packet directed for Fort Marlbro you 
will please to forward by the ships which carrys the stores. 

Agreeable to what we wrote you in our last we have taken copies of the 
most material Papers f) the Ashburnham namely the List of Packet & the three 
General Letters, and we forward you the Packet itself '"$ the Clinton. 

We are 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort William Your most obedient humble Servants 

10™. February 1763. Henry Vansittart. 

P. Amyatt. 
S. Batson. 

W M . BlLLERS. 

John C artier. 
Warren Hastings. 
John Johnstone. 
W. Hay. 
Rnd h . Marriott. 
H. Watts. 



N°. 40. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We wrote to you under Date the 10 th . Instant by the Ships, Clinton & 
Houghton whose final Dispatches are now making up. 

This therefore serves chiefly to advise you that at the Desire of Major 
Adams we have landed from the Houghton the three Chest of Medicines which 
were consigned to the Kings Hospital at your Place and he has also thought 
proper to detain the three assistant surgeons as being much wanted in the 
Hospital of the 84 Regiment. 

M r . Shaw the gentleman who was sent down here by Cap*. Tinker having 
imprest about 30 Men for his Majesties Service we have agreeable to that 
1762-63— 5A 



■36 Records of Fort St. George 

Cap*. Tinkers Request order' d them Passage on the ships Houghton & Clinton 
and referr'd the Captains to you or the Admiral for Payment of the Expence 
which may be incurr'd thereby. 

We are 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

14 th . February 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 
P. Amyatt. 
Warren Hastings. 
W. Hay. 

Rand h . Marriott. 
H. Watts. 



P.S. — We have drawn on your Honor &c a . five Setts of Bills of Exchange 
under, and payable on the Terms particularly expressed in the Bills Viz*. 

1 Sett M r . Peter Downes or order of himself for A.R S . 6000 — — 

1 Sett Cap*. Simon Hart Mr. Tho s . Cooke .. 1259 4 — 

1 Sett M*\ Andrew Ross D°. D°. . . 2000 — — 

1 Sett Cap*. Will m . Rogers of him . . . . 29000 — — 

1 Sett Nellikuntaker Henry Vansittart Esq r . 15173 9 — 



Arcot R 6 . .. 52432 13 — 



Henry Vansittart. 

P. Amyatt. 

W. Hastings. 

W. Hay. 

Eand h . Marriott. 

H. Watts. 



N°. 41. 



To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

As we thought it necessary to take every Precaution in our Power to 
secure the safety of the ships having the Treasure on board we have dispatched 
this sloop the Grampus to proceed in Company with them & to go ahead to 
make signals to the ships upon the appearance of any Danger & in case of an 
Extremity to receive the Treasure on board & make the best of her Way to your 
Port. 

We desire that you will detain her with you untill the arrival of the first 
advices from Europe & then return her to us with our Packet. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 37 

We have drawn further on your Honour &c a . one Sett of Bills of Exchange 
in favor of John Call Esq 1- , on account of Cap*. Dav d . Blake for a Rupees 
28109-7-6 received here of M r . Thomas Amphllett to which we request you 
will pay due Honour. 

We are 
Port William Honble Sir & Sirs 

14th. February 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 
P. Amyatt. 
W M . Billers. 
John C artier. 
Warren Hastings. 
John Johnstone. 
W. Hay. 

Rand h . Marriott. 
H. Watts. 



K 42. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Agreeable to the Orders of the President &c a . Council of Fort William 
I repair'd on Board the Honble Companys Ship Clinton Nath 1 . Smith Com- 
mander, which I found laying at Ingerlee to Dispatch her to Madrass. 

I have this day delivered her Commander his Dispatches, and under this 
Cover inclose you the following Papers for your Honours Inspection Viz*. 

I have muster'd the ships Company and surveyed her Guns Ammunition 
&c a . & find them as follows. Viz*. 

Men 99. 

Guns 22. 
Powder with Amunition & small Arms in proportion. 

The Ship is extreamly tight, Clear fore & aft and in every Respect fitt to 
make a good Defence against an Enemy I wish her a safe & speedy Passage 
to Madrass and am with due Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obliged humble Servant 
Ship Clinton Ingerlee Alexander Scott. 

27 th . February 1763. Master Attendant. 



N°. 43. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governour &c A . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Strs 

We have the Pleasure to acquaint you of our safe arrival here the 1 st . 
Instant and finding the Settlement in peace and Tranquility, and as good 
a state as we could reasonably expect. 



38 Records of Fort St. George 

It would have afforded as much satisfaction to have complyed with the 
request made us in your Letter of the 8 th . of August wherein you earnestly 
desire, the Dispatch of the Royal George from hence to Manilla, but on con- 
sidering the Impractibility of her gaining a Passage thither at this season, 
in the direct Tract, and the Risk as well as Tediousness in proceeding thither 
by that of the Pitt, we could not see the least Probability of her timely arrival- 
there to answer the Purpose of conveying Intelligence. 

Tour Honor &c a . Council will receive this by the way of Vizagapatam 
to the Chief of which Place we have wrote, and consigned to him a Ketch, 
call'd the Nancy belonging to the Honble Company, desiring him to get her 
repaired in the best manner, We beg you will please to strengthen our Request 
by your Authority and direct her Proceeding to Fort S*. George as soon as the 
Repairs are compleated; on her arrival we beg you will dispatch her as soon 
as possible to this Settlement with as many stores of the Indent we presented 
to you before our Departure, as she can possibly take on board. 

Provided no material service should interfere to obstruct our Designs, we 
are fully resolved to Dispatch the Plassie to Manilha as soon as the Season 
will permit, unless that Destination should be no longer thought expedient, 
of which we beg your advice timely for our Government. We wish you may 
soon receive the agreeable News of the Reduction of that Place & remain with 
due Regard 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort Marlbro Your most humble Servants 

22 D . Septeber 1762. Roger Carter. 

Rich d . Wyatt. 

Joseph Darvall. 

Robert Nairne. 

John Gayer. 

John Herbert. 

Supplement 

We have taken the Liberty to pass on you the following Certificates all- 
dated the 23 d . September which we beg you will please to Honour viz*. 
1 Sett in favour of Cha s . Bourchier 

Esq*, value of J. Smith 2000 — — 1250 — — 
1 D°. D°. of the Owners of 

the Success Snqw value 

ofRobt. Nairne .. 1297 2 71 811 1 58 
1 D°. D°. of John Smith 

Attorney to John 

Lewen Smith value of 

Roger Carter Esq*. . . 1979 1 60 1237 4 40 
1 D°. D°. of John Calland 

value of Stokeham 

Donston .. .. 2041 1 58 1275 31 33 



4 Setts amounting to .. fl 7318 1 89 4574 1 51 



Roger Carter. 
Rich d . Wyatt. 
Joseph Darvall. 
Robert Nairne. 
John Gayer. 
John Herbert. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 39 

N°. 44. 

to the h.onble george plgot esq k . 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Port S t . George 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Our Last Respects under date the 22 d . Ultimo waited on you by the Nancy 
Ketch bound to Vizagapatam Duplicate whereof comes now enclosed to which 
we beg leave to refer you. 

We beg leave to recommend to your Honors &c a . Council to supply us 
by every Opportunity that offers for this Coast any Number of Black Cattle 
that can be conveniently stow'd let their Quantity be ever so small they will 
all ways prove very acceptable. 

Inclosed you will receive two Indents for stationary & Medicines which we 
desire you'll comply with by the first Conveyance. 

We have at present nothing particular to advise you of, more than the 
Departure of Samuel Ardley Esq r . by this Conveyance of the Royal George 
which We have dispatched to Bengali. 

We remain with due Respect & sincerity 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Fort Marlbro Your most Obedient humble Servants 

18 th . October 1762 Roger Carter. 

Rich d . Wyatt. 
Joseph Darvall. 
Robert Natrne. 
John Gayer. 
John Herbert. 

P.S. — In case any Vessels are dispatch'd for this Coast we request your 
Honor &c a . Council to order the Commander to touch at Natal & Moco Moco. 



No. 45. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

at Port S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Captain Howe of the Winchelsea having received advices from the Master 
of a Bengali Sloop station' d of Ganjam which seemed to Indicate the Prench 
Squadron had quitted their station, left Bimblepatam the 28 th . of last Month 
for Bengali. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obed*. humble & most Obliged humble Servant 

Tho s . Heath. 
Vizagapatam 
10™. March 1763. 



40 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 46. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governour &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We address'd you last under the 10 th . Ultimo, as $ Duplicate enclosed 
and Dispatch these Pattamars expressed to forward you the accompanying 
Packet received from the Resident Supra cargoes at Canton by the S*. Luiz 
Macoa Ship. 

We are 
Tellecuerry Honble Sir & Sirs 

1 st . February 1763. Your most humble Servants 

W M . Hornby. 
Titus Scott. 
Tho s . Satchwell. 
w m . ashburner. 
Thomas Day. 



N°. 47. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received the Packets from Madrass by the True Briton, and Royal 
Captain which last ship arrived here the 29 th . of last Month without having 
been able to reach Soolo. 

We shall answer the Particulars by the first Macao Ship bound to your 
coast, but as the Conveyance which now offers may possibly reach you much 
earlier we think it necessary to take this opportunity of acquainting you that 
we have but just sufficient in our Treasury at present (including the Lack of 
Rupees by the Royal Captain) to land the seven ships now at Whampo. 

You have not mention' d the amount of Treasure put on board the Osterly 
& Essex but whatever it is, the Precariousness of those ships ariving and the 
chance of a part or even the whole being wanted for the Manilla expedition 
prevent our being able to make that advantage of it. which the Certainty of 
its coming would give us. 

If those two ships arrive this season, and not have more than sufficient to 
load them (which to do properly will take between sixty and seventy thousand 
Pounds) we shall be left without Money to provide Cargoes for the next years 
shipping (which will be attended with great Loss to the Company) unless we 
receive an early supply from you. 

On this account we should be glad, if it were possible, that you would dis- 
patch a vessel on Purpose, with what money you can spare, to this Port If she 
arrives in May or June or even later, it will answer our purpose, and we can 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 



4L 



freight her back to you on the Companys account, which will more than Bal- 
lance any Expence of Measurage or other Port Charges she may become liable 
to at this Place. 

We are 



Canton 

8 th . November 1762. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most obedient humble servants 

Tho 8 . Fitz Hugh. 
Samuel Blount. 
Nath l . Garland. 
Alex b . Hume. 
Benj n . Turin. 
Tho 8 . Smith. 
Will m . Rous. 



P.S. — The Essex & Falmouth were not arrived at Malacca the Latter end 
of Sept r . when the Royal Captain sail'd from that Place in company witk 
Admiral Cornish. 

A Price Curr*. Canton & List of Ships at that Port comes enclosed. 

A List of Ships at Wampo 1762. 



7 English Viz*. 




The True Briton 


Cap'. Creyton 


Harcourt 


Morrison 


Elizabeth 


Marter 


Horsendon 


Stewart 


Royal Charlotte 


Clements 


Albion 


Larkins 


Royal Captain 


Tanner 


3 Dutch. 




2 Danes. 




2 Sweeds. 





Pbice Ctjebent at Canton, 1762. 
Annis or Pathoke 

Amber .. .. $Catty 

D°. false |*Pecul 

Becha de Mer, call'd by the Mallays Trypon 

1 Bt . sort large, black & thick D°. 

2 d . D°. black 

3d. D°. small black 
4 th . D n . large white 

Beetle Nutt, Cochin China D°. 

Siam 
Malabar "I 
Malacca/ 
Birds Nest, white almost transparent . . . . . . D°. 

2 d . Sort very fine „ 

3 d . D°. 

Blue Smalts 1 st . D°. . . D°. 

2 d . D°. 

3 d . D°. 

Benjamin unsaleable . . ... . . . . . . D°. 

Camphire Burroes, alias Acheen \ head sort J Belly, £ foot 

in an average . . ., $Catty 

D°. Separatley, Head 

Belly 

Foot 

D°. China ... .. .. $Pecul 

1762-63—6 



Tales. M. C. C. 



900 

500 

400 

16 

13 

11 



28 — _ _ 



Records of Fort St. George 



Annis or Pathoke Tales. M. C. C. 

Cloves ^Pecul 130 — — — 

Cotton ,. .. D°. II — — — 

Cow Bezoar large P free from Dust $ Catty- 22 — — — 

Cotch Malabar small, white inside $ Pecul 8 — — — 

D°. Pegu, round Balls \ 
Square Cakes ..f 

Ta. Ta. 

Catzombo New & fresh 56 old 27 $ Pecul 

Cochineal $Catty 3 2 — — 

Coral Branch 1 st . Sort 2&. 3d. sort 

D°. Beads Large $Catty 50 — — — 

Small 30 — — — 

China Root ftPecul 2 — — — 

Cambojum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D°. 25 — — — 

Chinabar Native fi Pecul 100 — — — 

Cubebs 

Elephants Teeth 2 to a Pecul $Pecul 58 — — — 

3 to D°. D°. 5- — — — 

4 to D°. D°. 54 — _ — 

5 to D°. D°. 52 — — — 

6 to D°. D°. 50 — — — 

7 to D°. .. ... .. .. D°. 48 — — — 

8 to D°. D°. 46 — — — 

Small D°. 30 — — — 

Ebony .. .. .. D°. 

.flints D°. 1 4 — — 

T.m. 
Do. 1 2 @ 

Gold g 6 Touch fi Shoe of 10 Tale W* 130 — — — 

Gocul $ Pecul 

Galingal D°. 1 5 — — 

Gensing Canada or English .... ... . ... .. fiCatty 3 5 2 — 

King unsaleable . . . . . . . . . . . . fi Pecul 

Hingera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D°. 

Hoitzoi a sea weed . . . . . . . . . . . . D u . 3 — — — 

Hartal D°. 7 — — — 

Lead D°. 4 — — — 

D°. Red I". 3 5 — — 

Myrrh D°. 24 — — — 

Mother of Pearl Shells Do. 6 — — — 

Musk ftCatty 22 — — — 

Nutmegs fiPecul 100 — — — 

Olibanum according to Goodness 

N.B. the l 3t . Sort in Chests Fa. 4. The 2d. sort 3. 5 flPecul. 

Pepper Malabar $Pecul 15 — — — 

D°. Batavia D°. 14 — — — 

Putchuck pPecul 50 — — — 

Long Pepper . . . . . . , D°. 7 — — — 

Pearl Seed white with a lustre . . . . . . . . ^ Catty 

40 @ 50 — — - 

QuickSilver $ Pecul 100 — — — 

Rosemalloes best .. . . , . . . . . . . D°. 43 — — — 

Red Wood Large & Strait . , . ^ D°. 2 7 — — 

Rattans White & Long the best D°. 2 4 — — 

Raw silk best Companys sort . . . . . . . . ... D°. 240 — — — 

Rhubarb D°. 17 — — — 

Sandal Wood Malabar l at . Sort D°. 18 — — — 

2 d . D°. 13 — — — 

3 d . D°. 9 — — _ 

Sharks fins large . . . . , Do. 22 — — — 

Sapan Wood 3 P to 

a Pecul. 1 4 — — 
Small 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 43 



Annis or Pathoke Tales. M. C. C. 

Samloi ... ... $Pecul 8 — — — 

Sago Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D°. 4 8 — — 

D°. Canton .. D°. 2 — — — 

Sugar Canton D°. 3 2 — — 

Sugar Candy Chinchew D°. 6 — ■ — — 

Cochin China D°. 4 6 — — 

Tn D°. 13 - — — 

Tiortoise Shell, large Black & Thick 80 — — — 

Second sort . . . . . . . . . . ... 20 — — — 

thin as brown paper . . . . . . . , 

Tuthenague to Whampoa D°. 5 6 — — 

T. Ta. 

Tincal to D°. 13 Barax 29 $ Pecul. Do. 

Tea Bohea . . D°. 

Single 

Hyson 

Vermillion . . . . D°. 100 — — - 

Wax .. .. « ..13°. 18 — — -,- 



N°. 48. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your Favour of the 5 th . Inclosing Invoice & Bill of Lading for Madrass- 
Pagodas (15000) sent on the Amelia Snow is duely received. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Vizagapatam Your most Obed*. & most Obliged humble Servant 

16™. March 1763. Tho. Heath. J 



No. 49. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed yuu will be pleased to receive the accounts of this settlement for 
last Month. 

I have been duely honored with your Commands of the 1 st . Instant, and 
shall be careful to observe the Directions you have been pleased to give for 
bringing my Madrass Pagodas & Eupees to account on opening my new Boofe. 

You may be assured you shall be no more troubled about the Braminy 
and Mahometan Priest at Narsipore, I mentioned them in my Letter of the 
12 th . Ultimo because I thought my Duty required it & that I might receive 
your Directions on the subject I have received from the Renter of that Place 
the amount of his Kist due in December last. 
1762-63— 6a 



Pun. Cov. 


Long. 


Cov. broad. 






32 


72 


2J @ Ms. P*. 


100 fj Corg 8 . 


32 


28 


2 @ 


40 


D°. 


for Washing. 










30 


28 


2 @ 


35 


D°. 


30 


28 


2£@ 


40 


D°. 


Eor Painting 










28 


28 


2 @ 


30 


D°. 


30 


15 


2A@ 

Inchs. 


22-| 


D°. 


>ads. 


16 


2 2 ( 


@ 40 


D°. 



44 Records of Fort St. George 

I now forward to you the Remainder of the Musters from Lackum Chitty 
Erapah in a Bundle containing as follows viz*. 

One Piece Long Cloth Superfine 
One Piece Moorees superfine 

One Piece Moorees Midling 

One Piece Moorees Fine 

One Piece Moorees Ordinary . . 

One Piece Lampasses 

One Piece Izzarees Superfine 3 T 

The Moorees fine and Lampasses for Painting of 30 Punjums being half 
a Covid Broader than the other sortments of Moorees are of a Thicker Texture 
& coarser Thread If your Honour &c a . do not think them of a proper Fabrick 
for Painting the number of Punjams must be augmented, which will conse- 
quently occasion an Increase in the Prices. 

In my address of the 2 d . Instant I acquainted you with my having 
transmitted to M r . Dolben an Extract from your Commands of the 12 th . 
Ultimo relating to the Plan you would have observed in carrying on the present 
years Investment, which I then gave you no hopes could be put in Practice at 
that settlement till the Expiration of the former Contract with the Mer- 
chants there; But I have now the Pleasure to inform you that I have received 
advice from M r . Dolben of his having prevailed on his Merchants to under- 
take the Provision of the quantity of Goods specifyed in the List of Investment 
forwarded in your aforesaid Commands on the following Farms Viz*. 

Long Cloth Fine . . of 24 Punjums @ Ms. P^. 60 f* Corge. 

Long Cloth Midling .. 18 Do. @ 48 

Long Cloth Ordinary . . 16 Do. @ 36 

No Cloth to be received of an Inferior sortment or short in Measure One 
Quarter Part of the Estimated amount of the years Investment to be advanced 
them ; The cloth to be paid for brown, upon its being accepted, and the Money 
advanced, to be accounted for in the last Parcells of Cloth brought in before 
the 31 st . of January, when the Ballance which may be remaining in their hands 
shall be paid in ready Money. 

That one of the Investment now contracted for shall be delivered by the 
1 st . of August reckoning the Goods brought in since the 31 st . of January last 
to the time of making this Contract as part and the other half by the last day 
of January 1764. 

It is with much concern I now find myself under the disagreeable Neces- 
sity of representing to your Honor &c a . the little Probability there is of recover- 
ing from the Late Masulipatam and Ponracca Salt Farmers the large Ballance 
still owing by them amounting to about thirty three thousand (33000) Rupees 
for although I have with much Difficulty prevailed on the present Farmer 
to permit them to continue selling to the end of this Month notwithstanding 
he has new salt ready for sale, yet as very few combardy People have come 
down the sales have been very trifling. The Quantity of Salt they have on 
hand could it be disposed of would nearly I believe clear off this Ballance, but 
of this there is no Prospect, nor indeed could I in justice to the present Farmer 
continue to them the Indulgence of selling any longer, so that I see no hope 
left of recovering this Money from them as they are both in very bad Circum- 
stances, being considerably indebted to many of the Inhabitants here from 
whom they have at times borrowed large sums of Money to assist them in 
carrying on their Business. I have used many arguments to prevail on the 
present Farmer to take their stock of salt of their hands at a reasonable Price 
but to no Purpose, as he apprehends being a considerable sufferer by this Farm 
himself, which from the few lombardy People who have of late resorted here, 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 45 

he has but too much cause for. The only expedient therefore I know left for 
affording any chance of recovering this money is to make it a condition on 
reletting this Farm when it expires, that the new Renter shall be answerable 
for the present outstanding Ballance, which if it be let for the term of Three 
years I am inclined to believe there are responsible People to be found who 
would be induced to take it on such Conditions. 

As several of the Farms dependent on this Place expire the 31 s *. of May 
next I request to be honored with your Directions for the reletting them, and 
whether for the Term of One or three Years. 

I am very Respectfully, 
Masulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

24th. March 1763. Your very Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



H». 50. 



TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT EsQ k . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

After having received your esteemed favor of the 15 th . February concern- 
ing the administration of the deceased M r . Slopers Estate we were taking 
Information whether he had made and left his Will or not, and his Wife deli- 
vered us two Testaments which he has made the 2 d . of June 1761 and 20 t]l . of 
December 1762 whereof verified Copies here inclosed, and upon the Letter of 
which his said Wife has signed her Petition to have M r . Christian Brower, 
and the under Book Keeper M r . Daniel Jessen appointed, by your authority to 
be the Executors thereof and as the said Messrs. Brower & Jessen have declared 
to us, that they willingly will accept of this charge, so we must leave it to your 
good Opinion, if you will be pleased to grant them a proper authority for that 
Purpose. 

We have the Honor to be with the most perfect Esteem and Considera- 
tion. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort Dansborough Your most Obedient humble Servants 

2 D . April 1763. H. Abbestee. 

P. Falk. 

J. H. Gille. 

C. F. Hoyer. 



H°. 51. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Letter of the 28 th . Ultimo enclosing a statement of 
the different sorts of Goods and the Prices the Merchants have contracted for, 
with the observations made on the Goods provided at this Place, which shall 
be strictly attended thereto and the utmost endeavours used to improve the 
Investment 



46 Records of Fort St. George 

Should the Merchants bring in more Long Cloth or Salampores than they: 
have contracted for the present Investment it shall be received if equal to the- 
Muster. 

The Cloth the Merchants may have at present as well as the turn'd out 
shall be sorted as soon as possible and the Ballance which may then remain- 
shall be deducted out of the Quarter Part advance to be made on the Present 
years Investment agreeable to your Directions. 

I have ordered to be made a Corge of Salampores fine & one of Ordinary 
as soon as it is brought in, shall be sent you. 

It has been allways Customary at this settlement for the Warehouse 
keeper to have the torn Cloth as Wrappers for Packing the Bales at Forty 
Pagodas the Long Cloth & lighten the Salampores, enclosed is a List out of 
which I have used for the above mention' d Purpose, one hundred & twenty 
Pieces of Long Cloth, which I hope will meet with your aprobation, the 
remainder I imagine will be wanted for Packing the Bales of the Present 
Investment. 

Last Week Eamma Lingum the Porto Novo Merchants exported from 
hence in a Country Boat on the Companys account fifty six Corge of half 
Prices Blue and fifteen Corge of Salampores. 

The Accounts of this settlement for the Month of February now wait on 
you. 

I am with Respect 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most humble Servant 

cljddalore charles turner. 

17 th . April 1763. 



TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Agreeable to the orders of the President &c a . Council of Fort William I 
repair 'd on board the Honble Companys. Ship Houghton, Capt n . William 
Rogers Commander, which I found lying at Ingerley to Dispatch her to Mad- 
rass. 

I have this day delivered her Commander his Dispatches & under this 
Cover inclose you the following Papers for your honours Inspection Viz*. 1 
Bill of Lading. 

1 Receipt for the Packet. 

I have muster'd the ships Company & Surveyed her Guns, Ammunition 
&c*. & find them as follows. 
99 Men 
26 Guns 
Powder with Ammunition & small arms in Proportion. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 47 

The ship is extreamly tight, clear fore & aft & in every Respect fitt to 
.make a good Defence against an Enemy, I wish her a safe & speedy Passage 
to Madrass and am with due Respect 

Honble Sik & Sirs 
Your most Obedient humble Servant 
Alexander Scott. 
Master Attendant. 
Ship Houghton Ingellee 
27 th . February 1763. 



No. 53. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ R . 

President & Governour &c A . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letters of the 9 th . February by the ship Osterly 
which is safely imported here. 

The Arrival of the Royal George from Fort Marlbro & Malacca, has 
enabled us to destine the Boscawen as well as the Osterly to proceed immedi- 
ately to you with full Cargoes of Grain & they will accordingly sail as soon as 
they can be loaded; and the former ship may after landing the same, be dis- 
patched to China in company with the Osterly. The Royal George we have 
station 'd to be our last Ship & carry the Remains of our Investment to England. 
and we hope to be able to give the Ashburnham & her their Dispatches in all 
the present Month. 

The Leopard snow being now ready to proceed with the Military Stores 
consigned from Bombay We here enclose you the Invoice & Bill of Lading for 
the same, and if you have -no material service for her after landing her Cargoe 
she may be returned to us. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort William Your most Obed*. humble Serv ts . 

4 March 1763. Henry Vansittart. 

P. Amyatt & Bat son. ~7j 

W M . Billers. 

J. C artier. 

W N . Hastings. 

J. Johnstone. 

W. Hay. 

Rand h . Marriott. 

H. Watts. 



No. 54. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

M r . Calland being arrived agreeable to his appointments, the different 
Employs of the settlement were yesterday settled in Council in the following 
Manner, M r . Calland Ware House keeper, Paymaster, & Accountant. M r . 
Raddon Sea & Land Customer Store Keeper & Secretarv M r . Walter Goddard 
station'd under the Ware House Keeper & appointed Clerk of the Market. 



48 Records of Fort St. George 

Ramma Lingum the Porto Novo Merchant exported from hence the 8 th . 
Instant on account the Honble Company the following Cloths. 

Long Cloth Fine 

Ditto 

Ditto 



Cuddalore We are with Respect 

12™. April 1763. Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient & most humble Servants 

Charles Turner. 
John Calland. 
Edw d . Raddon. 



Call. 


Pieces. 


12 


132 


9 


516 


8 


72 




720 Pieces 



N°. 55. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Cottnch 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sib 

We have been favored with your Letter of the 15 th . Ultimo & agreeable 
to your Desire shall shortly send you two thousand (2000) Bags of Rice for the 
use of your Garrison, & as we have likewise taken off the Prohibition on the 
Exportation of this Article for your Coast, we doubt not but private Traders 
will carry sufficient supplies to relieve your Necessities, & prevent the Distress 
with which the Country is threatened. 

The Paymaster of his Majestys 89 th . Regiment having applied to us to 
desire your Honor &c a . would advance the commanding Officer of the two 
Companys of that Regiment at your Place, whatever Money he may want for 
their subsistance, we are to request you would comply there with taking his 
Bills upon the Paymaster here for the same particularly specifying in the Bills 
that the Money so advanced was for the subsistance of his Majestys Troops of 
the 89 th . Regiment & this clause you will please to observe in all similar occa- 
sions in future. 

We are 

Bombay Honble Sir & Sirs 

26 th . March 1763. Your most Obed*. Servants 

Cha s . Crommelin. 
T. Byfeld. 
J. Spencer. 
C. Waters. 
Samuel Court. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 49 

No. 56. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ E . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Eonble Sir & Sirs 

I am favored with yours of the 19 th . Ultimo & return you many thanks for 
the Permission you have been pleased to grant me therein in Consequence of 
which I shall repair to Madrass with as much speed as the nature of my disorder 
will admit of. 

The accounts of this settlement for the Month of February now wait on 
your Honour &c a . and I am with the greatest Esteem 

VlZAGAPATAM HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

6 th . April 1763. Your most Obed*. & most Obliged humble Serv*. 

Thomas Heath. 



No. 57. 



to the honble george plgot esq b . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Nelly Snow Calling here we have taken the Opportunity to send you 
what Bales were ready which we hope will meet with your approbation, 
Inclosed is Invoice and Bill of Lading. 

The Accounts of this Settlement for the Month of March are now forwarded 
to you. 

We are with Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

24 th . April 1763. Your most Obedient and most humble Servants 

Charles Turner. 
John Calland. 
Edw d . Raddon. 



No. 58. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed is Duplicate of our Letter of the 4 th . Instant by the Leopard 
Snow. 

The Ships Clinton & Houghton were dispatched from Ingellee for your 
Presidency the 27 Ultimo and the Drake & Hardwicke for Europe the 3<*. 
Instant. 

We have this day drawn on you One sett of Bills of Exchange in favour of 
M r . James Wilson for Arcot Rupees seventeen thousand nine hundred & Four- 
teen nine Annas (AR S . 17914-9) value received hereof of the Honble Henry 
Vansittart Esq r . 

The Boscawen & Osterly are receiving on board their Cargoes of Rice 
shall be dispatched to you with all possible Expedition. 
1762-63—7 



50 Records of Fort St. George 

Our Honble Masters Ship Winchelsea arrived here the 7 th . Instant from 
yizagapatam to which place she retired after falling in with the French 
Frigate. It is our Intention to let her out to Freight in the Manner recom- 
mended by the Company. 

The President & Council at Fort Marlbro having Indented to us for a 
supply of Medicines We have complied with the same by the Syren Snow now 
under Dispatch for that Place, as far as was in our Power but as there are 
Many Articles, which we are not able to spare them particularly that of Bark, 
we here enclose you a Copy of their Indent with a List of such part as we have 
been able to send them & request you will please to Compleat the rest as far as 
you possibly can. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

17™. March 1763. Your most Obedient humble Serv ts . 

Henry Vansittart. 
P. Amyatt. 
L. Batson. 

W M . BlLLERS. 

John C artier. 

W. Hay. 

Rand h . Marriott. 



N°. 59. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am now to acknowledge the Receipts of and reply to your Commands of 
the 19 th . Ultimo and 13 Instant. 

Your Honor &c a . may be assured I shall be particularly attentive in making 
the Merchants comply strictly with their Contract for Chay Goods. 

I forwarded to M r . Dolben the half Muster of Moorees returned me by your 
Honour &c a . with your Remarks thereon and have transmitted him Copy of 
the Warehouse keeper's Observations on the several Musters last sent you with 
an Extract from your Commands of the 13 th . Instant relating to them whose 
Endeavours I am Persuaded will not be wanting to remedy the defects com- 
plained of But I must confess it gives me much Concern to find them so generally 
disapproved, as I had given Orders to M r . Dolben to make an advance of 5000 
Pagodas in part towards the Provision of the quantity ordered in your List 
of Investment, in hopes that all the Musters except the 2£ Covids wide Moorees 
and Lampasses would have met with approbation and as the season was advanc- 
ing fast I was apprehensive it might otherwise be impracticable to furnish one 
half of the Investment ordered by the latter end of July in Compliance with 
your Injunctions, but I have now sent directions to M r . Dolben to put a stop 
to the Provision of any of these assortments till such Musters can be provided 
as shall meet with your Honor &c as . approbation. But I must beg leave to 
observe here that the Cloth manufactured this way in general, improves much 
more by washing and curing than the Cloths usually provided to the Southward. 

I am to request being honored with your orders how many pieces of Izzarees 
you would be pleased to have sent home by way of Musters as in the List of 
Investment forwarded in your Commands of the 12 th . February four hundred 
are ordered to be provided. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 51 

I had secured the Salt remaining on hand belonging to the Masuliptam 
and Ponraca Salt Farmers before the Receipt of your Commands on this subject, 
as being the only probable means left of recovering any Part of their large 
outstanding Ballance an Estimate of the Quantity as nearly as it can be guessed 
at, and what it may on a Medium Selling Price be supposed to be worth, 
supposing it all to be sold for ready Money comes inclosed. 

Inclosed I have the Honour to transmit you the accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month, wherein you will be pleased to observe I have adjusted the 
Head of the Five Circars in the Books of this Place conformably to the State- 
ment transmitted to the Select Committee in my address of the 17 th . and have 
given acco*. Current Fort S*. George credit for some small arms left here by 
Cap*. Blake as particularized in the enclosed return. 

X have given notice conformably to your Honour &c as . Directions, that 
sealecT Proposals will be received for reletting the several Farms expiring the 
31 s * of next Month for one Year, But from the best Information I have been 
able to get I cannot find there are many People inclined to take them for so short 
a Period from the heavy Losses sustained by the Present Farmers last year 
by the several Gale of wind that happen'd here the 1 st . December last, which 
they alledge may perhaps be the case again, and as by holding a Farm for the 
term of one year only they have neither Encouragement for advancing any 
money towards the improvement of it, nor any hopes of being made amends by 
a succeeding good year for any Losses they may have sustain' d in a preceeding 
one, I am not without apprehensions that I shall find it a difficult matter to 
obtain Proposals from such Persons as I can venture to recommend as Res- 
ponsible, but of this year Honor &c a . shall be further advised when the Pro- 
posals I may receive are forwarded for your Determination till when I remain 
very respectfully. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Masulipatam Your very Obedient & most humble Servant 

22 D . April 1763. . John Pybus. 



N°. 60. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Present serves to Inclose you the accounts of this settlement for last 
Month. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most Obliged humble Servant 
Thomas Heath. 

VlZAGAPATAM 

16™. April 1763. 



1762-63— 7a 



52 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 61. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Port S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The above is the Copy of a Letter we sent by a Macao Ship bound for 
Tellicherry to be forwaded to you from thence. We have only further to add 
that when eight ships are loaded there will not be remaining in our Treasury 
above sixteen or twenty thousand Tales whereas there ought to be at least 
Six hundred thousand Tales left with us after the Departure of the Ships, to 
make advantegeous Investments for the ships of the next season, and if the 
Osterly should arrive, the 25 Chests she has on board will not be sufficient to 
load her. 

It is necessary to give you this Information as the success of the Companys 
affairs at this Place greatly depends on your Remittances. 

The Governor & Council of Manilha propose sending us a supply from 
thence but as the Army & Navy are to receive their Share of the Capitulation 
first, and the Money comes in slowly we may probably not get any from thence, 
this twelve Month. 

We are 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obed*. humble Servants 

Tho 8 . Fitzhugh. 
Samuel Blount. 
Nath l . Garland. 
Alex e . Hume. 
Benj. Torin. 
Tho 8 . Smith. 
Will 51 . Rous. 



No. 62. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S T . George. 
Gentlemen 

We have received your favours by the True Briton, Royal Captain and 
Essex, with the Duplicate of a Letter by the Osterly. 

The Sum of Fa s . 3999600 which your Presidency was indebted to us we 
have wrote off the Books according to your desire. 

Cap*. Tanner after having made many attempts to reach Sooloo without 
success, arrived here the 7 th . of Novem r . The Bale goods he had on board for 
that Market are unsaleable here. We have hitherto deferr'd bringing them 
up to Canton in hopes of M r . Dalrymples arrival. The 6 Pearl likewise (being 
invoiced without Price) must be kept till then, or if he does not come, till we 
hear from you concerning them. 

The Essex Cap*. Jackson arrived here the 19 th . of November and brought 
the agreable News of the reduction of Manilha which was taken by storm the 
6 th . of October. The Osterly sail'd from that place with the Essex, the 2fitii. 
of October but they parted Company in five davs and it is supposed, Cap'. 
"Vincent is gone either back to Manilha or to Batavia. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 53 

The Deputy Governor & Council of Manilha took 11 Chests of the Essex's 
treasure, for the Disbursements of the Siege and other Charges the Goods 
Eoyal Captain, & Essex we have disposed of as follows. 

M. 

Cotton from the Malabar Coast at Ta s . ... 9 5 If Pecul 

Eedwood 2 8 D°. 

Blackwood ... ... ... ... ... 1 3 

Mother of Pearl Shells 4 2 

Birds nest all broke & very indifferent ... 1 3 

Bechee de Mar, almost all rotten 2 5 

Any more redwood will be unsaleable. The Market is over stock'd 
allready. 

We had no Invoice of it. The Cotton being put into one general Invoice 
without the Number and weight of each Bale, makes it impossible for us to 
charge the Captains with the Deficiencies as we cannot assertain the weight 
by each ship. 

If any more Birds nest is sent here it must be pack'd in Chests, for it is 
valued as much for its being large, as for its whiteness, and what you have 
sent us, tho of a tolerable colour (we mean the 1 st . sort) did not sell for a third 
of the invoiced Price, occasion'd by its being broke into small Pieces, by the 
badness of the Package. 

As we find by your Letter of the 28 th . of June, the necessity you are 
under of sending the French Prisoners in the China Ship, we should be glad 
to have common men instead of Officers. Those you sent this year have been 
very troublesome, and by their ill behaviour, have caused many Complaints from 
the Chinese. 

The Portuguese Governor and senate of Macao, have for some time past 
behaved so extreemly ill to foreigners (which particularly affects us) that we 
think it is now become necessary to have such treatment represented to the 
Vice Roy of Goa, that his orders may prevent in future the embarrassments 
their rudeness at present Subjects us to, and as a Representation of this sort, 
can come from none so properly as the Company's Presidencies in India where 
these People are allowed the priviledges of a beneficial trade, and treated with 
Civility and good manners. We desire you will make known to the Viceroy 
their Behaviour of which the following instances among many others that 
have happen'd lately are a proof. 

In 1758 When M r . Flint landed from Limpo, the Senate upon an appli- 
cation from the Chinese Government, ordered him to depart their town and 
its Liberties immediately, whereupon M r . Lockwood was oblig'd to demand 
the Protection of the Portuguese Flag for him which was granted on condition 
of his not leaving Macao, without the Governors leave for which M r . Lockwood 
engaged his honor. 

In 1760 The Senate published an order by beat of Drum prohibiting the 
Inhabitants of Macao renting houses to foreigners without their consent and 
ordered that they should not have leave to posses the houses they had already 
rented of the Proprietors, without first petitioning the Senate in a very humble 
manner, and this Custom still subsists and is extreemly inconvenient to those 
who are obliged to go to Macao who are sometimes forced to remain in their 
boat? till the Senate assembles, and grants their Petition and then thev are 
again to petition the Governor before the Proprietor dares admit them. These 
delays not onlv subjects People to losses by thefts in their boats, but likewie 
the badness of the Weather. 

In 1761 Cap*. Skottowe by orders from the Company being obliged to 
remain sometime at Macao before he proceeded to Canton for the Safety of his 
Ship, carried her into into fsic] the Taypa a Bay near Macao, and where tho' 
he could be seen from one of the Forts, he was not within reach of the Guns. 
After his Ship had been there about a week Cap*. Skottowe (who came 



Records of Fort St. George 



ashore at Macao, and paid the Governor the usual compliment of a Visit) 
received a Message from him by his Adjutant ordering him to go out of the 
Taypa immediately with his ship otherwise he would commit him to prison 
alledging as a reason for so impertinent a message that he should have asked 
his leave before he brought his ship into the Taypa. When the Governor found 
his threats inaffectual he took no farther notice but the insult was the same. 

We do not mention their ill treatment of M r . Dalrymple as we find some 
time ago he wrote to you on that head. 

We make no doubt but a Remonstrance from your Presidency will have 
a proper effect, which will be of great service to us as we are obliged to be a 
great deal among them and are apprehensive that without it is taken notice of 
their insolence will daily increase. 

We have enclosed you a Price Curr*. Canton, and a List of Ships at this 
Port, a Letter from the Governor and Council of S*. Helena to your Presidency 
one to Bengal which we beg the favor of you to forward and a Letter from the 
Residents. 

We are 
Canton Gentlemen 

20 th . December 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

ThO s . ilTZHUGH. 

Samuel Blount. 
John Burrow. 
R D . Wood. 
Nath l . Garland. 
Alex*. Hume. 
Step n . De "Visme. 
Benj n . Torin. 
Tho s . Smith. 
Tho s . Thomas. 
Will m . Rous. 
John Walton 



Price Current at Canton 1761. 
Annies or Pathoke. 

Amber $ Catty 

Do. false fj Pecul 

Becha de Mer, calld by the Malays. 

Trypon 1st Sort large, black & 

thick Do. 

2d. D°. black 
3 d . Do. small black 
4 th . D°. large white 
Beetle Nut Cochin China . . . . <$ Pecul 

Siam 
Malabar^ 
Malacca/ 
Birds Nest, white almost trans- 
parent . . . . . . . . Do. 

2d. Sort very fine 

3 d . Do. .... 

Blue Smalls 1«* Sort . . . . Do. 

2 d . Sort 

3d. Sort . . . . ... 

Black Wood . . .... . . . ... 

Benjamin unsaleable . . . . Do. 



Tales. 


M. 


C. 


a 


16 


— 


— 


— 


20 




— 


— 


35 
18 


- 


- 


— 


12 

4 


— 


— 


— 


7 


— 


_ 





5 


— 


— 


— 


4 


— 


— 


— 


900 
500 
400 


- 


- 


- 


16 
13 
11 

1 
1 


5 
3 
3 


— 


- 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762- 



55 



Camphire Burroes, alias Acheen \ 
head sort | belly \ foot in an 
Average fi Catty 
Do. seperately Head 

Belly .. 
Foot 

D°. China p Pecul 

Cloves D°. 

Cotton . . . . . . . . D°. 

Cow Bezaar large P free from 

dust $ Catty 

Cotch Malabar small white 

inside . . |! Pecul 

D°. Pegu round Balls \ 
Square Cakes J 

Ta. 

Catzombo New & fresh 56 Old 

Ta. 

27 p Pecul 

Cochineal . . . . . . $ Catty 

Coral Branch 1 st . Sort 2 nd . Sort . . 

D°. Beads Large . . |i Catty 

Small 

China Root . . . . f* Pecul 

Cambojum . . . . , D°. 

Chinnabar Native . . . . D°. 

Cubbebs 

Elephants Teeth 2 to a Pecul D°. 

3 to D°. D°. 

4 to D°. ..D°. 

5 to D°. D°. 

6 to D°. .. D°. 

7 to D°. .. D°. 

8 to D°. . . D°. 
Small .. D°. 

Ebony ^PecuJ 

T. M. 

Flints D°. 1 2 @. 

Gold 86 Touch $ Shoe of 10 Tale 

W* 

Gocui fi Fecul 

Galingal D°. 

Gensing Canada or English ... fi Catty 
Hing Unsaleable . . . . . . fi Pecul 

Hingera . . . . . . . . D°. 

Hotzoia Sea Weed . . D°. 

Hartal D°. 

Lead . . .... D°. 

Do. Red D°. 

Myrrh D°. 

Mother of Pearl Shells . . D°. 

Musk $ Catty 

Nutmegs . . . . . . . . fj Pecul 

Olibanum according to Goodness. 

M. 
N.B.— the 1 st . Sort in Chests Ta. 4-2 the 2 d . 

T. M. 

3 5| Pecul. 
Pepper Malabar . . . . . . fi Pecul . . 

D°. Batavia D°. . . 

Putchuck D°. . . 

Long Pepper . . . . . . D°. . . 

T. 
Pearl Seed white with a lustre . . $ Catty 40 @ . . 
^uick Silver $J Pecul 



Tales. 



10 — — 

16 — — 

10 — — 
1 5 — 

28 — — 

130 — — 

11 — — 

22 — — 

y . . — 



50 
30 

2 
25 
100 



1 @ 

130 — 

1 5 

3 5 



7 

4 

3 

24 

4 

22 

100 



15 
14 

50 

7 

50 
100 



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Rosemalloes best . . . . |& Pecul 

Red wood Large & Strait . . D°. 

Rattans white & long the best . . Do . 

Raw siik best Companys sort . . D°. 

Rhubarb D°. 

Sandal wood Malabar l at . Sort . . D°. 

Sandal wood Malabar 2 d . . . D°. 

3 d . 

Sharks fins large . . . . . . D°. 

Sapan Wood . . . . . . 3 P. to a Pecul 

small Pieces 

Samloi $ Pecul 

Sago Batavia . . . . . . D°. 

Sago Canton $* Pecul 

Sugar Canton D°. 

Sugar Candy Chinchew . . . . D°. 

Cochinchina . . D°. 

Tin D°. 

Tortoise Shell, large Black & 

thick D°. 

Second Sort 
thin as brown 
Paper 

Tuthenague to Whampoa .. D°. 

T. 
Tincal to D°. 13 Borax 

Ta. 

29 .. .. $ Pecul. D°. 

Tea Bohea D°. 

Singlo 
Hyson 



Tales. 


M. 


C. C 


43 





— 


2 


8 


— _ 


2 


4 


— — 


240 


— 


— — 


17 


— 


— — 


18 


— 


— _ 


13 
9 
22 


— 


— - 








1.. 1 


4 


— _. 


4 


8 


— — 


8 


_ _ 


2 


' — 


— _ 


3 

6 
4 


2 


— - 


6 


__ 


13 


— 


— — 


80 





_ 


20 


— 


— — 


5 


6 






Vermillion 


D°. 


100 


— — _ 


Wax 


D°. 


18 


— — — 




List of Ships at 


Conton 1762. 




Of what Nation. 


Ships Names. 


Commanders. 


When arrived. 


Danes .. ... /Sophia Magdelina 


. . Dixon 


. Sep*- 4 th - 




IPrince Frederick 


. . Hielte 


June 7 th - 


Sweeds 


'Finland 

1 Stockholm Sloght 


. . Egburgh 


. Sept r - 21 st 




. . Holmes 


. D°- 




f Aschat 


. . Nanning 


Sept 1 - 18 th 


Dutch 


Uroued Patrnella Maria . . 


. . Eisten . . 


D° 20 th . 




.Admiral de Ruyter 


. . Welferduyn . 


Oot r - 15 th - 




True Briton 


. . Crichton 


. Aug*- 19 th - 




Elizabeth 


. . Stuart . . 


•1 




Harcourt 


. . Morrison 


. [ Sept r - 12 th 




Horsendom 


. . Marter. . 


J 


English . . 


Royal Charlotte 


. . Clements 


Oct r - 13* h - 




Albion 


. . Larkins 


Do. 19t h. 




Royal Captain 


. . Tanner 


Nov 1 - 7 th - 




i Essex 


. . Jackson 


j)o. 20<*. 



Letters to Fort St. 



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57 



N°. 63. 

to the honble george plgot esq b „ 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Our last Letter to you went by the Prince Henry, which sailed from hence 
the 28 th . April 1761. Your Letters under date of the 7 th . of March, by the 
Onslow and 2 d . October, by the Falmouth, came safe to hand. 

It gave us great pleasure to hear of the reduction, of that important 
settlement of Pondicherry which we heartily congratulate you upon. 

We request you will send for the Consumption of this Island, fifteen 
Pieces of Long Cloth of twelve Pagodas f! Piece, fifteen Pieces of ten Pagodas 
If Piece Thirty Pieces of Eight Pagodas if Piece Thirty Pieces of five Pagodas 
f Piece, twenty Pieces of four Pagodas f Piece and fifty Pieces of three 
Pagodas If Pieces; and the rest of the one |f c*. in Arrack. Bice & Paddy. 

This goes by the Eoyal Charlotte Cap*. Clements, who is bound to China 
we have enclosed you a List of Ships arrival, and Departure to and from this 
Place, since our last. 

We are 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most humble Serv* 8 
Cha 8 . Hutchinson. 
John Skottowe. 
S T . Helena Purling. 

23 d . June 1762. Tho 8 . Kirkpatrick. 



List of Ships Arrival and Departure to and from S*. Helena from the 12*- May 
1761 to the 17 th - June 1762 viz*- 

Ships. Commanders. Arrival. Departure. 

15*- May 1761 
13 h - D°- 
26 D°- 
29 Do- 



Queen of Denmark 

Snow London 

Royal Duke 

Count Mulch Dane 

Suffolk 

His Majestys Ship \ 

Portland 

Valentine 

Pocoek 

Oxford 



Onslow 
Lord Anson 
His Majesty's 1 
Ship Lion ■> 

Vredestyn Dutch 
Egmont 
London 
Lord Mansfield 
Sandwick . . 
Falmouth 
Prince Edward . 
Warwick . . 



Cap*- Holm . . 
George Baker 
Peter Pigou . . 
Smit .. 
Richard Lewin 
Arbuthnot 

William Fernell 
Thomas Debuke 
William Webber 
Andrew Moffat 
Thomas Hinde 
Edward Lord Chick 

Le Cras 

Pieters 

Charles Mears. 
John Webb .. 
Alex r - Macleod 
Andrew Quick 
James Dale . . 
James Haldane 
James Dewar 



12»- May 1761 
12 th - D°- . . 
13 fc h- D°- . . 

24 th - ID - . . 
27 th . D°- . . 



6' h - June 

11 th . D°- 

13 th . D°. 
2 a - July D°- 
6 t n . D o. 
2lst. D°- D°- 
2 d - August 
19 th. do. 
26«>- D°- 

3 rd - January 1762 26 th - January 1762 
31* D°- .. 19 k- February Do. 



30 th - June 



'• July 
D°. D°- 



10 September 



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List of Ships Arrival and Departure to and from S'. Helena from the 12 th . May 1761 




to the 17 th , June 1762 viz*.— cont. 




His Majestys "1 
Sloop Alderney J 


Hughes 


2 dl February . . 


12 th - February 






1762. 


His Majestys 1 
Ship Terpsichore J 


Adams 


7 th. do. 


19 th. r>o. 


Hawke 


George Kent 


1 st - March 




Plassey 


James Ward . . 


26 th -D°- 


6 th - April 


King of Prussia 


Cap*. Londt 


11 th - April 1762 


12 th - April 1762 


King of Denmark Dane. 


Cap 4 . Svane 


19* h - D°. 


27 th - D°- 


Neptune 

Pitt 


John Purling 
Joseph Jackson 


' 22 nd . April 1762 


6 th . May 1762 


Duke of Richmond 


Benj. Godfrey 






Cairnarvon 


Norton Hutchinson . . 






Norfolk 

Princess Augusta 


Pinson Bontram 
Thomas Baddison 


24 th . April 


17 th . D°. 


Prince Henry 


Cha 8 . Haggis . . 






Triton 


Cha s . Berkley . . 






His Majestys Ship \ 
Assistance . . J 


,, Norton 


21 st . May 




Worcester 


Richard Hall 


24 th . D°. 


| 


Prince George 


Andrew Ross . . 


27 th . D°. 


r 17 th . June 
1 


Earl of Holdernesse 


Rob t . Brooke 


6 th . June 


Royal Charlotte 


John Clements 


10 th . D°. 





lO THE HONBLE GEORGE PiGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c\ Council 

at Port St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The 15 th . Ultimo arrived your Favors of the 15 th . and 16 th . of February 
and the 4 th . Instant that of the 22 d . of February which we embrace the Oppor- 
tunity of His Majestys Ship Baleine to Acknowledge Receipt of and inclose 
Copy of His Majestys Proclamation of a Cessation of Arms with France and 
Spain received this day. 

Agreeable to what your Honour &c a . wrote us concerning the Necessity 
you were apprehensive of being under for Grain we recommend to all private 
Traders who have been here to carry it Round and have heard of some who have 
but no Opportunity has offer 'd of sending any on Account of our Honble 
Masters. 

By the time of the Arrival of the Advices abovemention'd from your Hon r . 
&c a . you will please to observe the great Tardiness " of your Patamars which 
the more surprises us as these employed formerly by the French never used to 
exceed fourteen days from Pondicherry to Myhie & sometimes to Arrive in 
twelve. 
Tellicherry 
20 th . April 1763. 

We are 

Honble Sir &Sirs 

Vour most humble Servants 

W M . Hornby. 
Titus Scott. 
W. Scott. 
W. Taylor. 
Thomas Day. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 59 

By the King A Proclamation. 

Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by Sea as Land agreed upon between 
His Majesty the most Christian King and the Catholick King and enjoining 
the Observance thereof. 

George R. 

Whereas Preliminaries for restoring Peace were signed at Fontaine bleau 
on the third day of this Instant November, by the Ministers of Us, the most 
Christian King and the Catholick King; and whereas for the putting an 
End to the Calamities of War, as soon and as far as may be possible it has 
been agreed between us His most Christian Majesty, and His Catholick 
Majesty as follows, that is to say. 

That as soon as the Preliminaries shall be signed and ratifyed all Hosti- 
lities should cease at Sea and at Land. 

And to prevent all Occasions of Complaints and Disputes which might 
arise upon Acco*. of Ships, Merchandizes, and other Effects which might be 
taken at Sea, it has been also mutually agreed that the Ships Merchandizes 
and Effects which should be taken in the Channel and in the North Seas, after 
the Space of twelve Days, to be computed from the Ratification of the present 
Preliminary Articles, and that all Ships, Merchandizes and effects which 
should be taken after six Weeks from the said Ratification, beyond Channel, 
the British Seas and the North Seas, as far as the Canary Islands inclusively, 
whether in the Ocean or Mediterranean, and for the space of Three Months 
from the said Canary Islands to the Equinoctial Line or Equator and for the 
space of six Months beyond the said Equinoctial Line or Equator and in all 
other places of the World, without any Exception or other more particular 
Distinction of time or place shall be restored on both sides. 

And whereas the Ratification of the said Preliminary Articles in due 
Form were exchanged at Varsailles by the Plenipotentiaries of us of the most 
Christian King and of the Catholick King on the twenty second of this 
Instant November, from which Day the several Terms abovemention'd of 
twelve Days, of six Weeks,, of three Months and of six Months for the Restitu- 
tion of ali ships, Merchandizes and other effects taken at Sea, are to be com- 
puted. 

We have thought fit by and with the Advise of our Privy Council, to notify 
the same to all our living Subjects, And we do declare that our Royal Will & 
Pleasure is and we do hereby strictly Charge and Command all our Officers 
both at Sea and Land and all other our subject whatsoever to forbear all Acts of 
Hostility, either by Sea or Land against his most Christian Majesty and His 
Catholick Majesty their Vassals or Subjects from and after the respective 
Times abovemention'd and under the Penalty of incurring our highest Dis- 
pleasure. 

Given at our Court at St. James's the twenty sixth day of November 
in the third year of our Lord 1762. 



N°. 65. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ E . 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

at Fort St. George. 
Honble Sir & Sms 

We wrote you last the 26 th . Ultimo & have not since been favoured with 
any Letters from you. 

From our having been disappointed in the Quantity of Salt Petre export- 
ed from Bengal we find ourselves unable to dispatch home all the [ . . . ") 
the ships on our Hands this season & have therefore come to a Resolution of 
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sending the Hector round to your Honor &ca. with the supply of Rice, men- 
tion' d in our last, also four hundred Bales of Cotton, and three hundred 
Candies of Pepper, that you may compleat a stock for her as a casual ship to 
China or employ her in such other manner as you may judge most for our 
Honble Masters Interest. 

The very low state of our Treasury will likewise put it out of our Power 
to compleat the stock of our annual China Ship, to £40,000 the sum ordered 
by the Honble Company, We must therefore in this exigency have again 
recourse to your Honour &ca. & shall after putting on board the Cotton, Put- 
chuck, Pepper & Sandal Wood provided for her, dispatch her accordingly to 
you, to receive such a supply of Treasure as may then be required to compleat 
her stock, which we flatter ourselves you will be able to spare without any 
Inconvenience to your Affairs. We hope to dispatch both her & the Hector in 
all this month as well as the Clive & Prince of Wales to Europe. 

We think it necessary to acquaint your Honour &ca. that we have with- 
drawn our Factory at Gombroon that you may prevent any Vessels from your 
side of India touching there, for as we were obliged to take satisfaction for 
Injuries received, they might in such Case be subject to much Risque from 
the Natives. 

Should your Honour &ca. be able to supply us with any Money we are to 
request you will throw it into the Hands of the President & Council of Fort 
William, as those Gentlemen can remit it to us either in Goods or Money, so as 
to produce a Gain to the Honble Company, whereas there is a very considerable 
Loss on the Gold, you have already sent us, & we cannot now draw on you bul 
at a large. Discount. 

We are 

Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

9 th . April 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Cha. Crommelin. 
T. Byfeld. 
A*. Douglas. 
J. Spencer. 
Cha: Waters. 
P. E. Wrench. 
Samuel Court. 



N°. 66. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have now the honor to forward to you the Proposals which have been 
delivered me in Consequence of the notice given for reletting the several Farms 
of this Place expiring the 31 st . Instant as you are pleased to direct they should 
be with you by the 15 th . of the month, but I am still in expectation of 
others from Rajah Vencatramrauze a Jemidar of some note in this Country 
and the present renter of Tundurro Bondarra, Tummadee & Peddanah & 
Narsapore Salt, who having been for some time past in Baddea Jemah Cawns 
Camp settling with him on account his Rents, I have not yet received any from 
him, when I do they shall be forwarded immediately. But I was not willing 
to detain those delivered any longer on this account. The Circumstances & 
Characters of the People they come from, according to the general Estimation 
of them here and the little Knowledge I can pretend to have of them myself. 
I shall in Obedience to your Commands here gives [sic] you. 



- Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 61 

Madala Reddy and Bodapatty Goorauze, the present Farmers of Deve 
Gondoor & Aclamannar, esteemed to be in good Circumstances and of fair 
Characters. They have paid their rents always punctually. 

Mova Caumrauze, considerably indebted to the Company which he has no 
Prospect of discharging. 

Meer Bauker the Present Renter of Nizampatam, he owes a very large 
Ballance to the Company, but it is esteemed a man of fair Character and one 
who understands his Business, but has been unfortunate. 

Condragola Juggapah Renter of Nellapilley, a Man of fair Character & 
in good Circumstances, has always paid his Rents regularly. 

Madarauze Baganah, bears a good Character, is the present Renter of 
Goorjanapilly and has made his Payments punctually. 

Mosalacontee Vencatramodoo present Renter of Bandarmalanka, has paid 
his Kjsts regularly and Mr. Dolben gives him a good Character. 

JEdoogala Narsingaraidoo & Codantram are People of good Character, 
but in Midling Circumstances. 

I am with much Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 
Mastjlipatam 
lira. May 1762. 



N". 67. 

to the honble george plgot l£sq b . 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Present serves to advise your Honour &ca. that a further supply of 
Cash is wanted for the use of the Investment. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obed*. & most obliged humble Servant 
Thomas Heath. 

VlZAGAPATAM 

5 th . May 1763. 



N°. 68. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &ca. Council 
at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We address' d you on the 24 th . Ultimo by the Nelly Snow accompanying 
Invoices and Bill of Lading of Bales shipp'd on board her. 

The Warehousekeeper has represented that the White Ants have got into 
the Roof of the washing Choultreys at Bandepollam and that unless the Pal- 
meiras are Tarr'd, the Cloth may be liable to sustain a considerable damage, 
and the scarcity of water in the Ditch makes it absolutely necessary to have a 



62 Records of Fort St. 



well dug that the Cloth may be washed with the more expedition, as the 
expence of the whole will not exceed the sum of seventy Pagodas, we request 
your Permission to put it in Execution. 

The Accounts of this settlement are now forwarded to you with an Indent 
of Packing stuff received from the Warehousekeeper which we beg may be 
complied with as soon as possible. 

Eamma Lingum the Porto Novo Merchant now Exports in a Country 

C°. P s . 
Boat on Ace*, of the Company thirteen Corge four Pieces (13 4) of Long Fine 

C°. P*. 
fifteen Corge twelve Pieces (15. 12) of Long Cloth Chinnamanaickpollam and 

C». P s . 
seven Corge, four Pieces (7. 4) of Long Cloth Worriarpollam. 

"We are with Pespect 

ClJDDALORE HoNBLE SlR & SlRS 

15 th . May 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 



Charles Turner. 
John Calland. 
Edward Paddon. 



N°. 69. 



to the honble george plgot esq b - 

president & governour &ca. counclt 
at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having been obliged to put into this Port to obtain such Assistance as 
might enable me to proceed to the Coast, I have been under the Necessity of 
Aplying to the Honble the Governor & Council of this Place for the aid of one 
thousand Spanish Dollars, which the Governor has consented to, on giving 
him my Draft on your Presidency. I have therefore this day drawn on you 
Three Bills all of the same Tenour & date in Favour of the Honble David 
Boelen Esq 1 ", or his order for that Sum reduced into Guilders at sixty Eight 
Stevers ^ Dollar & Twenty Stivers ^Guilder amounts, to three thousand four 
hundred Guilders to which Bills you will be pleased to pay due honor & place 
to the account of the Owners of the Osterly & on my arrival it shall be 
reimbursed by you. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Respectfull and Obedient 
Servant 
Frederick Vincent. 
Malacca 
17 th . December 1762. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 63 

M°. 70. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT EsQ k . 

President & Governour &ca. Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Worthy Friends 

We are ordered by the Government of Negapatam to present to you the 
three inclosed Bills and Advices one of which amounts (16363-12) drawn by the 
admiral Cornish on the agent Victualler of His Majesty's Fleet in India 
Mr. James King. The two others drawn on you, amounts one of them (680) and 
the other drawn by Mess rs . W m . Cleghorn, and Frederick Vincent (3400) we 
request that you will be pleased to provide us the Payment of the first mentioned 
and satisfy to the Contents of the two Others. But as the Commander Mecle- 
shiu (since that you have paid the receipt of the Factor Russel, in the year 
past) rep d . 400 Spanish Dillars on (1360) at Malacca, you will be pleased to 
discount that amount, and to send us by the Bearer hereof (19083-12) instead 
of 20443-12 in 3975 Pagodas with 8 $ c tos . and 27Fanams; amounting to Cur- 
rent or Star Pagodas 4293-29-3 Concerning the 4728-g- Pounds Bawn and Flesh, 
the Payment whereof we presented you in the year past, we are informed 
that the amount thereof has been restituted by the Governour and Council of 
Malacca to the said Commander Mecclestin. 

We are 
Honble Sir & Worthy Friends 
Your most Faithful Friends and Obedient Servants 

P. Dormieus. 

N. De Joncheere. 
pullicat 
13™. May 1763. 



N°. 71. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &ca. Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Conformable to what we wrote your Honour &c a . the 9 a . Instant, our 
Honble Masters Ships Hector <^ Brittannia, are now dispatch 'd to Tellicherry, 
the former to receive three hundred (300) Candies of Pepper, & the latter four 
hundred (400) Candies of the Article, & the like Quantity of Sandal, which 
with four hundred (400) Bales of Cotton is all we have put on board in part of 
a stock of £40,000 which the Honble Company have ordered for her, a Cal- 
culate of which will be transmitted you by the Gentlemen at Tellicherry in 
order for your making up the Deficiency with Treasure, which the low state 
of our Treasure put it out of our Power to do. 

The Hector besides the three hundred (300) Candys of Pepper to be put on 
board at Tellicherry, has taken in at this Place four hundred (400) Bales of 
Cotton & 573 Pucca Maunds of Putchuck amount^, as !$ Invoice enclosed to 
R s . 52327-2-52 in order for your Honour &c a . making up a stock, for her as 
a casual ship to China, but should you think fit to dispose of her otherwise, 
you will in such case put the Goods for the China Market on any other ships 
bound thither & credit us for the Amount. 

These ships having a large Quantity of Cables & Cordage on board for the 
Squadron, besides the above Goods, the remainder of the Gunpowder for your 



64 Records of Fort St. George 

Place & the Baggage of the four Companies of the 96*. Regiment their Com- 
manders have represented to us that they could not take in any Rice for your 
Place, but we shall endeavour to send the whole or part of the two thousand 
(2000) Bags provided by some future Conveyance. 

An Officer & twenty five Men of the 96 th . Regiment returned from Surat 
embarked on these ships as '$ enclosed List, & have received their Gratuity to 
the 24 th . Instant. 

We have this Day dispatched the Clive to fill up at Tellicherry for Great 
Britain & hope to dispatch the Prince of Wales directly home in about Ten 
Days & the Admiral Pocock shortly after, the want of Salt Petre from Bengal 
having made us much later this Season than usual in the Dispatch of our 
Ships. 

We are 
Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

29th. April 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Cha: Crommelin. 
T. Byfeld. 
A R . Douglas. 
J. Spencer 
Cha s . Waters. 
Samuel Court 



N°. 72. 



To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ B . 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This Address waits on you by our Honble Master's Ship Hector and is 
chiefly to give Cover to an Invoice of two hundred and twenty five (225) Candies 
of Pepper amounting to Rupees twenty five thousand eight hundred ninety 
five and eighty Raes (25895-80) Laden on board her at this Settlement and 
consigned you by order of the Honble the President and Council of Bombay. 

A Surgeon's Mate and thirteen private of his Majesty's 96 th . Regiment 
and part of the Baggage of the two Companies landed here from the Windsor 
are also on board her; and the remainder will follow in a few Days on the 
Brittannia now here compleating her Cargo for China as is the Clive for 
England. 

We are 

Tellicherry Honble Sir & Sirs 

10 th . May 1763. Your most humble Servants 

W M . Hornby. 
Titus Scott. 
W M . Taylor. 
H. Hurt. 

W M . ASHBURNER. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 65 

N°. 73. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &ca. Council of 
at Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having this day received the Proposals I advised you in my Address of 
the 11 th . I expected from Rajah Vencataramrauze, I now forward the same 
under Cover to you and with respect to the Character and Circumstances of this 
Person I. have only to observe, that he is a Jemidar of note in this Country, 
is esteemed rich, and has been always Punctual in his Paymants [sic] . 

I was yesterday honored with your Commands of the 11 th . Inst, forwarded 
to me from Bandarmalanka the Speedwell Snow having passed this Place in 
the night, I have therefore sent to Mr. Dolben, the Invoice and Bills of Lading 
of the Consignments your Honour &ca. have been pleased to make me by this 
Vessell, that they may be examined, and have given him Directions to take 
Charge of them till they can be forwarded thither by Sea. 

The Izzarees Suprafme shall be provided conformably to your Directions. 
And other Musters of Moorees sent as soon as they can be got in readiness. 

Inclosed I have the honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month and am very Respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your very Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 
Masulipatam 
19™. May 1763. 



N°. 74. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We received the Honor of yours dated the 21 st . Instant and we return 
the Bills of Exchange with a Certificate on the back of each signed for to brt 
paid in the following manner. 

One upon James King Esq r . for f. 16 
The 8 <P C ts . agio amounts to 

One upon you for f. 3400 or Paojochs 
The 8$ Ct° 3 . agio 

One Do. for f. 680 or Pagodas 
The 8 $! Ct°s. agio 



Sum Pagodas 4599 29 l 
When you will be pleased to discharge these three Bills of Exchange, please 
to be mindfull of deducting thereof the 400 Spanish Dollars which the Com- 
mander Meccleshin repaid at Malacca, after you have paid the Receipt of 
the Factor Russell in the Year past whereof we request you to send us a Certifi- 
cate. We cannot immagine, that when the first Bills are not endorsed, the 
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5,363. 12. or Pgs. 


3409 

272 


3 — 

26f — 


i 


708 
56 


Pag*. 3681 29 J 
12 — 
24 — 




141 
11 


Pags. 765 — — 
24 — 
12 — 






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second should be sent in that manner, whereof we are not able to give you any 
Assurance we request to be discharged with our Certificates since the endorse- 
ment seems to be impracticable at Malacca and it was neither observed in the 
year past which [sic] respect to the Bills have been pleased to pay at Sight. 
We have the Honor to be with particular Esteem. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most obedient humble Servants 

C. P. DORMIEUX. 

N°. De Joncheere. 

PULLICAT 

26 May 1763. 



r°. 75. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Gentlemen 

I take this Opportunity of acquainting you that I made the Island of 
Borneo the 13 th . Day of Sept r . but could not get a Pilot either at that Island 
or Bangue occasion' d by the badness of the Wheather & incorrectness of the 
Draughts I had on board so was Obliged to find my way through without any 
Assistance from either & found it a very intricate dangerous Passage especially 
so late in the season as we was ; having nothing but Gales of Wind & excessive 
squally, Hazey Weather with a great deal of Eain. In my passing the first 
Passage I lost 3 of my Anchors & 2 Cables among the Rockd & being led into 
a very great Error by the badness of M r . Dalrymples Draught I miss'd my 
Passage to Sooloo & after having got to the Northward of the Island of Minda- 
nao I was forced by the stress of Weather & strong Currents thro' a Passage 
among the Phillipine Islands at the extream hazard of the Loss of both ship 
it Cargoe, & all our Lives several times the 8 th . of October I clear'd the Philli- 
pines & got safe into the South Seas having lost all my Anchors but one & 
about a Cable & a half left & Arrived safe at Macao the 29 th . of October on my 
departure from Canton I have left some Instructions made from my own 
Remarks as also the ships Tracks with the Soundings & Shoals laid down 
from the same thinking that if a ship is sent there next season they will find 
them of service especially if they are dispatch'd sooner in the season, I remain 
with all due Respect 

Gentlemen 

Your most obedient humble Seervant 

Nath l . Tanner. 
Ship Royal Captain 
at the 2 d . Barr in Canton River. 
January 4* h . 1763. 



Instructions for sailing through the Passage round the North end of Borneo 
between the Islands of Banque & Balaba towards Sooloo & through the 
PhilHpines to the N°. ward of the Island Mindanao into the South Seas from 
the Westward in the Month of September. 

After having made the N°. end of Borneo bearing about E.N.E. & laying in 
the Latt d . of 6°. 31' $ g 000 " Observances which is readily known by a very 
high Mountain call'd St. Peters Mount near the N°.ermost Extream which 
ends with a Bluff Point not very high, off which lies 3 small low woody Islands 



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come no nearer the Shore then 6 or 7 Leag s . (for within that Distance you ii 
find very irregular soundings with great overfalls of hard Correl Rock's) 
then haul away to the Northward till the N°. end of Borneo bears E*. or E ^s 
you may then Steer away about N.N.E*. 6 or 7 Leag s . when you will make 3 or 
4 more Islands the Largest of them having a high Peak on it (towards the W*. 
end) like a sugar Loaf whose top inclines to the E*. ward when you are to the 
N°. ward of it, this Island is call'd Banque. You must leave all these Islands 
on the Starb d . hand or to the Eastward of you, off the two first of these Islands 
you'll have regular soundings for 4 or 5 Leag s . in 38 or 40 F m . Water soft 
Muddy Ground 6 or 7 Miles off Shore but you'll soon fall into Rocky Ground 
again; When Banguey bears E3N you may Steer away N.E. till you make three 
more small low Woody Islands nearly together keeping between 20 & 30 F m . 
all course Rocky Ground, at the same time you'll see a large Island to the N°. 
ward of you call'd Balaba having a small Island off the S^E*. end of it. Having 
made these- Islands plain steer right away for the N°. ermost of the three small 
Islands giving it a birth of about 3 Mile till it bears about E3S°. then haul 
close round it for as you pass it the Body of it bearing from S°. to W*. S°. W*. 
you may come within a Mile of it carrying from 22 F m . to 35 F m . Rocky Ground 
& back to 20 F m . fine white Sand, you must observe there runs a spit of Sand 
of about \ a Mile from the East Part of this Island towards the South East 
I judge this Island in the Lattitude of 7°. 33' N°. when the body of this Island 
bears S°. W 3 W. 2 Miles \ or 3 Miles you have only 5 F m . Correl Rocky 
Ground & 5 or 6 Miles N 3 FA from the No. ermost part of the Island lies the 
Head of a white sand Bank dry at low water stretching away to the Eastward 
9 or 10 Miles & from this sand quite over to Balaba is full of Correl Banks 
with very irregular overfall: as from 3 or 4 F m . to 14 or 16 F m . If it should 
so happen that you should have Occasion to work to Windward betweeen Bangue 
& Balaba you must take great care that the lead is kept going very quickly & 
as soon as you fall into 20 or 19 F m . on the Balaba side put about immediately 
otherwise in two or three casts of the Lead you are in 6 or 7 F m . & towards 
Banguey put about in the same depth if you are pretty near the three small 
woody Islands, for then you'll not be above 3 M s . from a Reef of Rocks stretch- 
ing from them almost over to Bangue but if you are 3 Leag s . to W*. ward of 
them you may stand into 16 or 17 F m . with safety you will find overfalls all 
the way athwart the Channel & from side to side it is all hard Rocky Ground 
of different colour 'd Correl & we found a strong current setting to the East- 
ward. From these three Islands we run N. 81 E*. Distance 46 making 
66 Meridional Distance when we made St. Miguels Islands bearing 
E3. No. 4 or 5 Leag 3 . they being small & a Bank of Correl Rocks running 
out to the W*. Ward & N°. ward of them for 5 or 6 Leag 8 . & on some 
parts of it there is Breakers also the W*. ermost part very irregular 
sounding which renders them extreamly dangerous provided you dont keep 
a very good look out at the mast head & have recourse to your Lead often 
for the greater certainty of being out of danger. If you find yourself on 
the Bank by hauling away 5 or 6 Leag s . to the N.N.W*. you clear it & may 
stand away to the Eastward & so to the Southward by degrees making your 
Lead your Principle guide & when you are clear of these Islands which lay 
in the Latitude of about 7.40 N°. haul away to the S°E*. ward till you are in 
the Latt e . of 6.50 N°. or 1°. & having made 1°. 48 E*. Meridional Distant 
from S*. Miguels you'll make two small Islands very near each other the S°. 
ermost one being a single peaked Hummock & the other a roundish Hummock 
(which are call'd the Hares Ears) also at the same time you'll see a large 
Island with very high land bearing E-|,N. or E3N which is part of the Island 
of Mindanao, between it & the Hares Ears lays the Passage to Sooloo for to 
the S°. ward & S°.W*. ward of the Hares Ears as you stand towards them you 
make some low land full of trees with Shoals and Breakers to appearance very 
dangerous. If you should not be able to fetch Sooloo & be obliged to bear away 
for China provided the S .Wt. Monsoon still continues to blow among Islands 
There is a good Passage through the Phillipines but to strangers the E*. ermost 
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part will appear some what dangerous thro the Excessive strong Currents or 
tides rather & the Number of Islands we was forced thro it (by them after 
having been led into a very great Error by the Draught given to us for a guide) 
being off the Hares Ears you may haul away N.N.E. to N.E. untill you are in 
the Latitude of 8. 45. N°. when you will make 2 small Islands low & Woody 
about 6 or 7 Miles off shore you may stand between these & the Main of Mindanao 
finding no ground at 40 F m . within 1% Mile of the W*. ermost one & the same 
over towards Mindenao about the time you make these Islands if the Weather 
is tolerably clear you make the Islands of Negr[...]es & Fuogos to the N°.ward 
& after you are past the first you'll make Bohol to the N°. Eastward they all 
being very high Land as is the most part of the Islands thereabouts (Just 
after you pass the first small Island before you round the point of Mindanao 
then bearing E*. B.N. which seems then to be the N°. ermost extream of the 
Island, you open a fine deep Bay whose entrance is about 3 Miles over having 
3 or 4 small sandy Bays as you run past it where I believe a ship may find safe 
Anchoring Ground there is a Reel of Rocks on the E*. side of the Entrance 
which runs about half Channel over but the w*. side to appearance is clear of 
Danger, we saw a town' in the So.E*. part of the Bay) having past the E* 
ermost part of the Bay the Land inclines rather to the southward for about 8 
or 10 Leag s . & then it forms a large deep Bay of 15 or 16 Leag s . deep, the N -. 
ermost part bearing E.3.N°. (if it is very clear) about 28 or 30 Leag s . for which 
steer away & you'll find it to be the Island of Comaquin near the Coast of 
Mindanao (having a small Island off the E l . end of it) it is very high Land & 
steep too, when you are passing this Island you'll make the Islands of Lima- 
sava, Leyte & Panaon with the N°. ermost part of Mindanao bearing about 
N.E.3.E. laying in the Latt. of 9. 40 N°. & above 4 to the Eastward of the 
Hares Ears you must steer then for the channel between Panaon & Mindanao 
being only about 6 or 7 Miles wide Leaving the Island of Limasava on the 
Larb d . hand or to the N°. ward of you after you are in this Channel haul round 
Panaon till you make the Island of Leyte to the E*. ward of Panon (which 
runs from a high peaked Mountain singly terminating in a low point running 
to the E*. ward some part of it a fine Open Country) bearing N°. or N3 W 1 . 
after you are up to this point which lies in, about the Latitude of 10. 18 N°. 
steer away about N.N.E. untill you are up into to 10°. 33°. N°. when you'll have 
the Passage fairly open to the South Seas leaving Omontrone Soloan & 2 other 
small Islands on the Larb d . Hand & Linago with a whole Chain of Islands 
reaching quite away & falling in with Mindanao in the Latitude of 9. 35 N°. 
when you are between Panaon & Mindanao you'll make 2 small Islands one 
right a head & the other 10 or 11 Miles to the Southward of it now the only 
Soundings that we struck was by hauling between the S°. ermost one & the 
Tsland of Mindanao where you'll find a small Spanish Settlement off which is 
good Anchoring Ground provided you get quite up to the top of the Bay 
otherwise you cant ride at an Anchor for the strength of the Tides which runs 
at the rate 13 or 14 Knots sometimes coming on in EdrHes & foul Grounds. 

3fl Ship Royal Captain 
October 8 th . 1762. 



N°. 76. 



to the honble george plgot esq e . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I deem it a duty incumbent on me to lay before you some Remarks on 
Captain Tanners Letter & Instructions, sent to you from China, in the 
former where of he ascribes his not reaching Sooioo to the badness of the 
Draught with which he was furnished at Madrass. I flatter myself to be 



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excused should I be drawn in any Instance farther than absolutely neces- 
sary to shew that the Loss of his Passage to Sooloo could not be owing entirely 
to the Incorrectness of that Draught. 

It seems to be allowed by the best astronomers, that the Lattitudes at Sea, 
cannot be ascertain' d by the most exact Instruments & most carefull observa- 
tions nearer than 3 or 4 an Error may also arise in the Estimation of the Dis- 
tance of Places & from other Sources, so that no sensible Persons will pretend, 
unless under very particular circumstances to determine the Latitudes nearer 
than within a few Miles of the Truth. If the Latitudes are nearly exact, 
1 presume, there can be little room for Objection, that a Chart, on so small 
a scale as one Inch to a Degree, is very incorrect, since it is well known there 
is no Data for determining the Mer. Distance precisely. 

In the following Table the Latitudes of the several Places in which the 
Royal Captain was concern'd, are expressed according to the Chart given that 
Ship at Madrass & from the result of, my own Observations since there is also 
a Column of the Difference between them & of Captain Tanners Latitude. 



Places. 




»j 


Dr. 


.del B. 


Captain. 


By Londons Voy. 


Diff: 


By Capt. 


Tan 


Abai . . 






6°. 


20 N 




6°. 20 N°. 









N°. l a . Borneo 






7 


6 




7 1 


5 


6°. 


31 


Banguey i J eak 






7 


19 




7 21 


2' 


7°. 




Cagay an Sooloo 
which may be seen 
10 lea s . 


■• "1 
above }■ . 

■ J 




7 


12 




7 2 


10 






The Hares Ears 






6 


38 




6 41 


3 


6 


42 


Sooloo N°. Coast 






5 


57 




6 


3 





20 



It appears by the above Table that the Latitude in the Draught left here 
were exact enough in general & in none so devious as to account for Captain 
Tanners Mistake. The Difference between Banguey By Captain Tanners 
Lattitude & mine is 21 — that of the N°. end of Borneo 30. As I have had many 
venture to affirm the Error in Captain Tanners Draught is very considerable 
Observations, as well to the Northward as Southward of these Lands Altho I 
could not maintain the Exactitude of my Lattitude: to a mile I will 
venture to affirm the Error in Captain Tanners Draught is very considerable 
to confirm which many circumstances may be urged. He describes Kuncy 
Balloo or M*. S t . Pedro to be near the N°. Point of Borneo tho it be 20 Leag s . 
to the southward. He lays down 3 low woody Isles off that Point which do not 
exist; There is indeed one small Islot or pretty high rock, with a few Bushes 
on it, near the Point but this does not answer to his Description. I am inclined 
to immagine his three Islands to be Mantannane and that he was at too great 
a Distance to distinguish it to be one only. If we may be allowed to judge 
from the result of Bearings, taken with Knights Compass from 15 Stations 
and regulated by a Base measur'd ashore, His Draught of the N°. Part of 
Borneo Banguey &c a . has no similitude to the Land upon the whole it is evi- 
dent he was never near enough to determine the Latitude of the N°. part of 
Borneo which he must have been, had he follow'd his Instructions, wherein he 
was directed to Banguey at which Place Pilots for him were then lying nor 
does his Assertion of the Impossibility of this hold good as the Draught he had 
is sufficiently exact of Maloodoo Bay where he might have been under Shelter. 
His Track shews he never attempted making Abai. 

The situation of Simanah an N°. End by his Draught is N.E. by his 
Instructions N3E5 or 6 from Salingsingan the Latitude of which according 
to his Observance & mine agrees pretty nearly. I am persuaded the Distance 
between them will be found considerably more, however I do not enter into a 
discussion of this strait, as it is not meant to compare Capt n . Tanners Draught 
with others he never saw. 



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Captain Tanners great .Mistake appears to me to have been steering 
ENE after passing Salingsingam, instead of an East or more Southerly 
Course, this carried him to the Islands of Manook Manookan &c a . (which he 
calls S*. Miguel) instead of getting Sight of Cagayan Sooloo. This was the 
more inexcusable as the Draught he had mention' d a report of many Shoals 
extending from these Islands to Cawely. The Sooloos who made Signals to his 
Boat from Salingsingan, but could not prevail on them to come there, informed 
me at Sooloo of this Course he stood & the fatal Consequences they dreaded 
from it. 

His possitive Assertion that it is necessary to pass to the Eastward of the 
Hares Ears to reach Sooloo, I take upon me to contradict from Experience for 
tho' there is a very dangerous Shoal off Sallecoolakit where the Griffin 
Struck, yet there is an open sea to the westward, about 30 broad, between 
these & the Banks to the Eastward of Tiomabal & Tubigan. Going to Sooloo last 
year, the winds being much Southerly I could not weather Pangootaran & was 
therefore obliged to go to the Eastward of Tubigan the Soundings indeed, when 
we first got Ground were from 40 to 12 F m . was the least Water our Boat 
could find, & to the Eastward it is generally deeper. 

I flatter myself to have shewn that Captain Tanners losing his Passage 
to Sooloo could not have been owing to the badness of the Draughts he had, This 
1 know, It was found sufficient, to direct the London. I beg to be indulged 
with Permission to add the recital of a few Circumstances regarding that 
Draught which appear to me of some Consequence to vindicate me from any 
unjust Insinuation. 

This Draught was in great measure of Places I had never visited, so that 
its Incorrectness could not, I persuade myself, be any Instance of Negligence 
in me, nor give room for Imputation unless I had warranted its Exactitude; So 
far from this. It was remarked on the Draught that It was only meant to 
convey some Idea of this quarter not described in any other Draught^ & was not 
implicity to be relied on. 

I had with much Trouble collected Information of the Northern parts of 
Borneo from the most intelligent of the Sooloos & finding their Reports 
extremely different from the European Draughts I composed one from their 
information The Latitude: of Sooloo I had myself determined pretty exactly 
by frequent Observations in 1761 & had laid down the adjoining Islands to 
the Northward from Bearings I had then taken, these I have since found were 
exact enough to explain the Passage which was all I had in view. 

Returning from Manila in Dec r . 1761 I thought to determine the Lati- 
tude of the Islands which from the Passage between the Philipines & Borneo, 
would be a matter of great Consequence to the Ship intended for Sooloo; & 
accordingly ran down along the West Coast of Palawan & had an Opportunity 
of determining pretty exactly, the Latitudes of Banguey & Balabac tho' the 
want of a Boat & other reasons, not necessary here to be recited, prevented me 
from examining the Channel & adjoining Coasts of Borneo. 

The Draught composed from the reports of the Sooloos, made the Lati- 
tude of Banguey & Balabac, very different from what I found them by Obser- 
vation, but Whether this arose from an Error in the Bearings or Distance, was 
a Matter not easily to be determined. My run from Manila & the general 
Trenching of Palawan S l0 . instead of S°. (as the Spanish Draughts represented 
it) inclined me to the Latter Opinion. The time the Sooloos reported to be in 
coming from Banguev, seemed to contradict this & confirm the former being 
erroneous. In this Draught I was guided by my run from Manila but there 
was a cautionary Mem , on it in these Words. " It is imagin'd the Distance 
from Banguey is not near so great, as here represented, to Sooloo " What more 
could have been done without Presumption? 

As I only meant by this Address to vindicate myself from very unjust 
Imputation, I hope to be excused the Liberty I have taken. The Inquietude 



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the Royal Captains loosing her Passage to Sooloo has given me is very great & 
perhaps this may have carried me to a greater Length than I ought at this time 
I relye on your Indulgence to forgive an Excess of this kind & have the honour 
to be 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient humble Servant 

A. Dalrymple. 
Fort St. George 
25™. May 1763. 



N°. 77. 



to the honble george plgot esq*. 

President and Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This serves only to advise you that the Ship Britannia Captain Rous 
bound from Tellicherry for your Port is this instant anchorred in this Road 
having lost her Passage I can inform you of no Particulars as the Captain is 
not yet come on shore. 

I am very Respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your very Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 
Masulipatam 
4™. June 1763. 



No. 78 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq 11 . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S T . George.' 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

An unfortunate Accident of the Cotton in my Ships Hold taking fire 
detain'd me at Tellicherry untill the 19 th . of last Month, when I rec d . Orders 
from the Chief & Factors to Proceed to Madrass & am extreamly Sorry I have 
Occasion to inform you that it has not been in my Power to comply with them 
from the time of my leaving the Coast of Zeyloan I had Hard Gales from the 
Southward, on y e . 28 th . at Noon being by a very accurate Observation in the 
Latitude of 12. 25. I from that time Steer'd W d . that Night it blue [sic] very 
Hard & in the Morning fell in with Pullicat w oh . Place mistaking for Sadrass 
bore away for my destin'd Port I the readier gave into this error, not having 
found any Current to the N°. ward before (although I had constant Observa- 
tions) & as Sadrass was the very spott I had Reason to expect to see first & like- 
wise some Gentleman on Board who have Sail'd on this Coast for many Years 
being Possitive of its being that Place I did not discover my mistake untill Noon 
when to my great astonishment found the ship to be 36 Miles to the N°. ward 
of Madrass, immediately stood in shore & drop'd my Anchor, The Wind blowing 
fresh part'd my Cable & drove too near, the Armegon Shoals to think of bring- 
ing up again was therefore Oblig'd to stand off the Wind increasing so much 
as to bring me under my Courses before Night was forc'd to continue under 
Sail, from that time, not withstanding my utmost Efforts to get to S°.ward was 



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drove by the Rapidity of the Currents (which generally exceeded 40 Miles a 
day) into the Latitude of 15. 30. in the space of five days, upon consulting my 
Officer I found them with myself unanimously of Opinion that it would be 
impossible to regain the Latitude of Madrass without streching over to the 
E. & Crossing the Line, but this undertaking I thought very inconsistant with 
the Compy s . Interest having a full Cargoe for China, & the Stores for Madrass 
being too inconsiderable to risque my Passage to that Place which would be 
the Probable Consequence of such an Attempt Mazulipatam being under my 
Lee the most Prudent Step I now could take appear 'd to me & my Officers to be 
the securing that Port from whence I could inform you of my Situation & like- 
wise easily reach the Streights of Malacca during the Western Monsoon. 

1 arrived here yesterday & shall immediately get my Ship Water' d & Ready 
for the Sea & to receive what you may Please to send I now wait your Orders 
how to Proceed, Inclos'd is an Acco*. of every thing on Board the Britannia 
either for the Company or Squadron As 1 can have the Satisfaction to assure 
you that my misfortune proceed' d from no neglect or want of Assiduity in 
me but from a number of concurring circumstances which as they were not 
foreseen could not be prevented I flatter myself my Conduct will meet with 
your aprobation which that it may ever do is the Study of 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient humble Serv*. 

Tho 8 . Bates Rous. 
Ship Britannia, 

Masulipatam 
June the 5 th . 1763. 

On board the Britannia for Madrass. 

Lieu*. George Kinlock & 26 Men of the 96 Regiment. 

6 Pioneers. 

2 Cables of 17 Inches Kings Stores. 
1 D°. 14 D°. 

1 D°. 13 D°. 
8 Casks of twine D°. 

2 D° of Lines D°. 

13 Chests Powder belonging to the Honble Company. 
40 Barrels D°. D°. 

6 Sundry Baggage belonging to Captain Gruebar and Lieutenant Kinlock, 

7 Chests of Powder being wet were sent on Shore at Tellicherry. 



N°. 79. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We addressed you under the 10 Ins*, by our Honble Masters Ship Hector 
and this waits upon you by their Ship the Britannia having been directed by 
the Honble the President and Council to order her to [Y*.] Presidency that 
her stock may be compleated agreeable to what they may have requested. And 
enclosed is a Calculate thereof for your Observation. 

M r . Hamson the Purser of the Hector having objected at the Foot of her 
Bill of lading to short Delivery on Account the Pepper being Green. We beg 



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leave to assure your Honour &c a . there was no Foundation for its being made, 
in the first Place none being gathered at this Season of the Year and in the 
next that shipt on board the Hector was remarkably dry. 

By the Britannia are Returned the remaining Pioneers of those brought 
round under Command of Captain Stevenson who have been paid to the end 
of this Month as IfJ List enclosed. The Remainder of the Baggage belonging 
to the two Companies of his Majestys 96 th . Regiment that was here is also on 
board her. 

We are 

Tellicherry Honble Sir & Sirs 

18 th . May 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servant 

W M . Hornby. 
Titus Scott. 
W M . Taylor. 
w m . ashbtjrner. 
Thomas Day. 



Calculate of Ship Britannias Stock to Canton Vizt. 

From Bombay. 
Cotton 400 Ba B . [ ] 197 4 37. 1/3 @ 113 $ Candy 



Surat Charges. 
Customs 4 $ C s . 
Freight on 200 B 3 . 
Boat & Cooley hire on D°. 


113 R 3 . $ Candy 

445 3 10 
500 - - 
113 3 - 


22,288 3 44 




@ 2/6 $ Rupee .... 

38,946 - - 

51,600 - - 
287 1 45 

140 - — 


1059 2 10 


Put on board here . . . 

Ca 3 . 

Pepper 300 

Ca. 

Sandai-l Wood 400 

Charges — 
Customs 
at 1 Fan. 
$ odt. — 


23347 1 54 

2918 10 llf- 






an «73 i ±a 



Ls. 14,291 6 10| 



Tellicherry 18 th . May 1763 Errors Excepted. 

$ Joseph Smith 
A ccomp*. 



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No. 80. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letter dated the 26 th . Ultimo. 

Having agreable to your Directions provided a Corge of Salampores fine 
& one Corge of Salampores Ordinary, We now forward them to you by a 
Country Boat. 

Ramma Lingum the Portonovo Merchant exported a few days ago in a 

Co. 

Chillingah on the Companys Account Six Corge (6) of Long Cloth Fine Six 

Co. 

Corge (6) of Long Cloth Chinnamanaickpollam and two Corge Eight Pieces 

Co. Ps. 

(2.8) of Long Cloth Worriarpollam. We are with Eespect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Cuddalore Your most Obedient humble Servants 

10™. June 1763. Charles Turner. 

John Call and. 

Edward Kaddon. 



No. 81. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq k . 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & tints 

We beg leave to inform your Honor &c a . That a Greek Merchant named 
Demestrus Kiriaki de Nicolay has been lately arrested here on the part of 
M r . Christoffel de Wendt of Chinsuray for the Sum of AE 8 . 7286 besides the 
Respondentia Interest of 10 i^ Cent; & that he has found means to abscond 
to Tranquebar to avoid this just Payment & from thence it is imagin'd to your 
Presidency. We are likewise informed by the Justiciary of this Place that 
he is indebted, & been summon'd to pay John Blackford an English Merchant 
at Bombay the sum of 8585 R s . we therefore request that your Honors If he 
is found any where under your Jurisdiction will be pleased to order him to be 
arrested & inform us of it in order that Justice may take its Course. We shall 
always be ready on a like occasion to assist your Honors being 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Negapatam Your f aithf ull Friends & obedient humble Servants 

4 th . June 1763. Ch. Van Teylingen. 

De. C. Vice. 

Bone:. 

Canter Visscher. 

Bonte. 

Severin. 

PlETERS. 



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To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received, your Letters of the 7 th . March and agreeable to your 
request We have given Orders to each of the Factories of Patna & Chittagong 
for raising five hundred Seapoys for the Service at Manilha on the Terms you 
mention; If they succeed they shall be transported either to your Place or 
directly thither as may be possible. 

You were advised in our Letter of the 17 th . March of the Arrival of the 
Winchelsea from Vizagapatam and we are now to acquaint you that she has 
been let at Freight for the Space of twenty Months from the 1 st . Instant, Copy 
of our Instructions to Captain Howe putting him under the Orders of the 
Freighters We here enclose for your Information and Guidance in Case that 
Ship should touch at your Port during the Term of her Affreightment. 

The Boscawen & Osterly having taken on board Cargoes of Rice now pro- 
ceed to your Consignment and we hope will arrive with you in due Time to be 
dispatch' d to China. Enclosed you will receive their Respective Invoices & 
Bills of Lading with other Papers agreable to their Lists of Packet 

Captain Braund of the Boscawen being at Present in a very bad state of 
Health, We have granted him Permission to remain behind, and rejoin his 
ship as soon as his Health will Permit; His Chief Officer Mr. Morris, there 
fore proceeds in the Charge of the Ship to Madrass. 

We find ourselves greatly in want of Teak Timbers & Plank for every pur- 
pose both of publick & Private Building. If therefore you can supply us with 
any particularly with those about 25 foot Long & upwards of 1 Foot square 
it will be a very material Assistance to us. 

We are 
Fort William Hokble Sir & Sirs 

4th. April 1763. Your mogt Qbedt humble Servantg 

Henry Vansittart. 
S. Batson. 

W m - BlLLERS. 

Warren Hastings. 
Rand h . Marriott. 
H. Watts. 



To The Honble Captain Thomas Howe 

Commander of the Ship Winchelsea. 

Sir, 

Your Ship being let at Freight unto Henry Vansittart Esq r . for himself 
& other Freighters for the Space of twenty Months from this date you are 
hereby directed to put yourself under his or their Orders and follow such 
Instructions as you may receive from them during that time and in very Res- 
pect to regard them as you would do the Orders & Instructions of the Honble 
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United East India Company agreable to the Terms of Charter Party Alike 
Power and Authority over the Ship having been granted the said Freighters 
by an Agreement enter 'd into between them and us. 

We are 

Sra 

Your most Obedient Servants 

(Sign'd) Henry Vansittart 
&c A . Council. 
ITort William 
1". April 1763. 

A True Copy 

W. Majendie 
Sub Secretary. 



No. 83. 



To The Honble George Pigot Esq 31 . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs, 

The Eoyal George having received a full Cargo for Europe was dispatch'd 
from Town the 18 th . Ultimo but in her way down the River, Missing Stays, 
she was unfortunately driven upon the Gillingham Sand where she lay several 
Days, & was in the utmost Danger of being totally lost, however, by the staving 
her water & otherways lightning her she was got off, but received so much 
Damage, that she was obliged to return to Town to get repaired. 

The Ashburnham, being fully loaden for Europe, her Dispatches were 
aiso sent down to her at the same time but the Violence of Southerly Winds 
have prevented her moving from Ingerlee. 

The Boscawen & Osterly having received on board as much Rice as the 
Weather would permit were dispatch'd for your Presidency the 4 th . Ultimo, but 
by unfavorable Winds cou'd'not leave Ingerlee till near the End of the Month 
& then meeting with very blowing Weather before they were clear of the Sands 
lost most of their anchors & Cables which obliged them to put back into the 
River; As there are no proper Cables to be got here for their Supply & the 
Season is now so far advanced, it will be impossible for them to make a second 
Attempt. We have therefore determined to dispatch them to Europe as early 
as possible next Season, & the Captains have requested Leave to bring their 
Ships up to Town to prepare them for the Voyage. 

We purpose delivering the Royal George & Ashburnham their Dispatches 
again as soon as the Season will permit & we compute we shall have for next 
Season, full Cargoes for five Ships, of the Boscawen & Osterly will be two. 
Tf therefore after allowing three Ships of the present year to be dispatch'd by 
us & reserving besides, so much Tonnage as you can provide for on the coast 
more ships shou'd come out this season consign' d to Coast & Bay than can be 
return'd upon this Computation, you may dispatch the Surplus Ships to China 
in the Room of the Boscawen & Osterly which will prevent our Honble Masters 
suffering any Loss of Demurage by those Ships being forced back into the 
River. 

Accompanying you will receive a Packet Address 'd to the Court of Direct- 
ors which We request may be forwarded by the first opportunity from your 
Place or Bombay. It is a Third Copy of our Advices by the Royal George & 
Ashburnham With our next We shall send you a fourth Copy. We likewise 
transmit you Triplicates of our Letters by the Ship's Boscawen & Osterly. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 77 

If you can possibly procure us some Europe or Coir Cables from 18 to 21 
Inches, We desire you will forward them to us with the utmost Expedition, as 
we have not one in our Stores of that Dimension & are in great want of them 
to supply the Europe Ships. 

We are 
Eort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

The 16 th May 1763. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 

Samuel Batson. 

William Billers 

Warren Hastings. 

Rand h . Marriott. 

Henry Watts. 



N°. 84. 



To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letter of the II th . of April agreable to what for- 
merly wrote you We should have sent you the Supply of Rice provided for the 
Use of your Garrison by these Vessels but the Commanding Officer of His 
Majestys Ships now here, representing the necessity of sending a Supply of 
Bread to the Squadron, We were under the necessity of Complying therewith, 
by which means We were not able to put on board any Rice, & as we have 
certain Information that large Supplies have been sent you from Bengal 
besides the Quantity of this Article which has been exported by private Vessels 
from hence, which will render our now furnishing you unnecessary, We have 
sold that provided for your Use at publick Outcry. 

Our Honble Masters Ship Prince of Wales left this Port the 23 d . Ultimo 
for great Britain. 

We are 

Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

3 d . June 1763. Your most humble Servants 

Cha s . Crommelin. 

Thomas Byfeld. 

Alex: Douglas. 

John Spencer. 

Char 8 . Waters. 

P.S. — We have this Day granted a Set of Bills on your Honor &c a . for 
Arcot Rupees 7619. 48 Cash for the like Sum received here in favor of Joseph 
Barret Esq 1 ", which we request you will duely honor. 

Cha s . Crommelin. 
Tho 8 . Byfeld. 
Alex: Douglas. 
John Spencer. 



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No. 85. 

To The Honble George Pigot Esq 11 . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Fort S*. George being bound to your Place, we have taken the Oppor- 
tunity of sending by her such Bales as we have ready in hand as jfJ Invoice 
& Bill of Lading Enclosed. 

We are sorry to Inform your Honor &c a . that the Merchants pays so little 
regard to their Contract, notwithstanding our repeated Remonstrances to them 
that we are at a Loss what measures to take with them, having not brought 
in more than Sixty Bales & but little prospect of more to all Appearance, what 
they have brought in being so bad & Short of Measure that in the Sortings two 
thirds of it has been turn'd out. 

No monthly allowance having as yet been made to the Council here ; we shall 
be Glad to have your directions about it. 

The Accounts for this Settlement for the month of May now wait on you 
& we remain with respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Cuddalore ^° ur most Obedient humble Servants 

4™ July 1763. Chars. Turner. 

John Calland. 
Edward Raddon 



No. 86. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble SrR & Sirs 

My last to your Honor &c a . was under date of the 5 th . Ultimo, in which 
I desired a further supply of Cash might be sent for the use of the Investment. 
This is purposely to Inclose you the Month Accounts for April. 

I am with the greatest Esteem 

YlZAGAPATAM HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

21 st . of June 1763. Your most obed*. & most obliged humble Servant 

Thomas Heath 



No. 87. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sra & Sirs 

The Hector anchored in this Road the 26 th . at night and the next Day 
I received your Commands by her of the 24 th . The Treasure and French 
Prisoners were transported from her to the Britannia yesterday, when I deli- 
vered the Captains of both ships the dispatches you were pleased to inclose me, 
They embarked this Morning & weighed with a fresh land Wind. I have now 
the honor to forward to you, Copy of my Letter to the Supra Cargoes in 
China, Captain Rous's third Bill of Lading for the Treasure shipp'd on 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 79 

board the Brittannia the second having been forwarded in my Duplicate Letter 
to the Supra Cargoes f) Hector & three Receipts for twenty four unserviceable 
Peices of Ordnance put on board Captain Rous's Ship at Kintlage, & am 
very respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your very Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 
Mazulipatam 
29™. June 1763. 



No. 88. 



TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We had the Pleasure of writing to you under date of the 18 th . of October 
$1 Royal George on which Ship embarked Samuel Ardley Esq r . 

By advices from the Streights of Sunda we have received the agreable 
news that the French Squadron under the Command of Monsieur Johannes, 
had sailed 16 th Oct r . Ult. from Princes Island, for Mauritius, that the Royal 
George passed Bantam Point the 5 th . Nov r . & Grosvenor was entering the 
Streights the 15 tk . of Oct r . bound to Canton by the Pitt's passage. 

The Earl Temple not having deviated from the Voyage intended her by 
M r . Ardley, imported here the 27 tlj , Dec r . she has come into this port in a 
very bad condition & upon an inspection she proves so defective, that we have 
been obliged to send her to Batavia to be thoroughly repair'd, & if no unfore- 
seen difficulties arise, we purpose sending her to China agreable to the 
Company's Intentions. 

The lowness of our Cash, and tbe inevitable charges that must attend the 
repairing the Earl Temple computed at least at $30,000 Thirty thousand 
Spanish Dollars has induced us to send John Herbert Esq r . to Batavia to raise 
money there on Credit, for which purpose, & to afford us a supply in Case our 
Ships should meet with any Accident, we have granted that Gentleman Letters 
of Credit for the amount of $60,000 Sixty thousand Spanish Dollars, & we 
are to request that your Honor &c a . Council will except [sic] of such Drafts 
as he may make on you upon that Account. 

Mess rs . Carter & Nairne having offer'd to lend the Company some Gold 
in the present exigencies, we have accepted it on Condition that the said gold 
should be assay' d at Batavia & proper Certificates together with the Assay 
forwarded to your Honor &c a . Council, & whatever the Value of the Assay 
may be at your Mint we have agree' d to determine the price of it & as the 
Company take upon themselves the risk from the time of weighing it, they 
have agreed to allow a deduction of Two '$ Cent we have therefore to desire 
ycu will adjust the same & pay the true Value of it as follows: 
Oz. Dwfc 9 . Gr s . 
359 10 22 of Gold to the Honble Henry Vansittart Esq r . & the Owners of 

the Chi'Higonv Snow or their Representatives. 
110 9 13 of Gold to Samuel Ardley Esq r . or order 
Oz. 470 — TI value at thirteen Pagodas fifteen Fanams and fifty two Cash 38 

Table of twenty six Penyweights & twelve Grains makes Pagodas 4760. 1 7. 52 Four 
thousand seven hundred & sixty Pagodas seventeen Fanams & fi f 'ty two Cash for which 
sum we have granted conditional Certificates, & shall Credit your Presidency for the 
same referring what difference there may be between this Estimate & the real value untill 
we receive your advices. 



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We have given directions to John Herbert Esq r . that should the Earl 
Temple's Repairs detain her longer than the last of May, to dispatch her 
direct to China, but if they can be Compleated sooner to send her here, with 
tne remainder of the Company's stores lying at Batavia; we beg leave to 
recommend to you to provide her as much Treasure as will purchase her a 
Cargoe for England; as we are yet uncertain in what manner the CompaDy 
will dispose of the Pepper here, but should no orders arrive thereon & the 
Temple import here in proper time we hope to be able to give her a Lading. 

We wish you a happy issue to your Expedition to Manilha & remain with 
Esteem 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort Marlbro Your most obedient humble Servants 

10th. February 1763. Roger Carter 

eobert nairne. 
John Gayer 
John Herbert 

P.S. — We have taken the Liberty of Granting the Following Bills on 
your Presidency both dated the 15 th . Instant for Value deposited here. 

1 Sett in favor of Stokeham 

Donston payable to Rob*. 

Turing or order Exchange 

@ $ 16 $ Pagodas 10 for 

Pag*. 453 26 — $ 725 3 60 

1 Sett in favor of Edward 

Coles payable to M r . James 

Hay or Order @ $ 16 $ 

Pag". 10 for . . . . Pag 8 . 100 — — $ 160 — — 



2 Setts amounting to . . Pag». 553 26 — $ 885 3 60 



Fort Marlbro Roger Carter 

16™ Feb*. 1763. Eobert Nairne 

John Gayer 
John Herbert 



No- 89. 



TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This serves to convey to your Honor &c a . a Letter from the President 
& Council of Fort Marlbro, as also two Packets received by the Saubat Jong 
from the Deputy Governor of Manilha which Containing matters of Conse- 
quence they have desired me to forward by the most speedy Conveyance possible, 
I therefore dispatch it to you Express by the Honble Company's Sloop Sea 
Nymph, Captain Atenton, as I did not think it prudent to wait longer, and 
send at last by a foreign Conveyance. 

In my Passage hither in the Earl Temple from Fort Marlbro I spoke with 
the Valentine, Captain William Fernel bound for that Port, having before 
touch'd at this Place, By her I received orders from my Honble Masters also 
many private Letters for your Honor & Presidency, & that of Fort William & 
Bombay, they are likewise forwarded herewith, & I hope by this, the said ship 
Valentine is about sailing from the West Coast with a Cargo of Pepper for 
China. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 81 



The Repairs of the Earl Temple being absolutely refused, and the Condi- 
tion she was in, two [sic] bad for her to proceed to the Malabaar Coast, 
agreable to my Orders, together with many other Circumstances, have made 
me resolve to dispatch her for Manilha time enough I hope to save this season 
from China. 

Herewith you will please to Receive the Assay Masters Certificate of the 
touch of the Gold purchased of the Owners of the Chitigong Snow, and Samuel 
Ardley Esq r . as also one half Ounce of each Parcel with proper marks thereon, 
for your better Government in Checking the Assay & for Liquiditating 
that Account with the Proprietors. The Price of that Article is much fallen 
in Batavia, & the Honble Company must Sustain a Considerable loss by that 
purchase, arising from there being no other Purchasers, but the Dutch Com- 
pany themselves. 

Having received orders from the Honble Court of Directors under date 
the 4 th . June 1762 by their Ship Valentine to Continue my residence at Batavia 
and that they had desired of your Honor & the other Presidencys to furnish 
me with what Information & hints you should from time to time think neces- 
sary for my Goverment, I take the first opportunity of acquainting you that 
the General & Council of this place have refused to Permit any Person here 
as Resident for the Honble Company, I find myself therefore under the dis- 
agreable Necessity of proceeding as soon as possible to make the proper Demon- 
strances on this subject to Admiral Cornish, thinking that when I have laid 
before him the orders of my honble Masters, he will back & strengthen their 
applications by the authority with which is invested, as Commander Chief of 
his Britanick Majesty's squadrons in India, & I hope also to Demonstrate 
Clearly to him that there never was a Period of time when there was a more 
Immediate occasion for an English Resident than the Present. 

The ship Plassey being in a very bad Condition, I am now repairing her 
& propose taking my passage in her as soon as she possibly can be ready to 
proceed to the West Coast, which I Conclude will be about the 20 th . of June. 

I am with much respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most humble Servant 

Batavia John Herbert. 

10™. May 1763. 



N°. 90. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since I had the pleasure to write you under date the 10 th . Instant I have 
received a Letter from Captain Parson Fenner, who Commanded their Honors 
Ship the Walpole, which was unfortunately taken in the month of September 
last off Ceylon; & as it Contains particular Intelligence concerning two divi- 
sions of the Enemy's Squadron I herewith transmit you Copy for your Govern- 
ment; I have by this Conveyance communicated the same to" Admiral Cornish, 
& the other presidency's & shall do the like to Manilha & China by first 
Conveyance — nothing further offering I remain with the most perfect regard 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Batavia John Herbert. 

21st. May 1763. 

1762-63— 11 



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Sir 

I have the misfortune to acquaint you of the Loss of the Honble Com- 
panys Ship Walpole, which was taken in Sight of Ceylon the 20 th . September 
1762, By three French Men of War, under the Command of Monsieur Pelleire 
in the L'Vengeur of 66 Guns 750 Men, the other two being the Conde of 54 
Guns 650 Men, Captain Debelsme & the Fidelle of 36 Guns 200 Men Captain 
JRoche, on the 23 d . they fell in with a large English Ship, who began to engage 
them in a running fight, but the French in a very short time thought proper to 
quit the Chace & inform' d me they knew her to be the Chatham of 50 Guns, 
alledging their having very Particular orders not to engage Men of War, if 
they could any ways avoid it, as it might be a means of preventing them from 
persevering in their intended Expedition, whch I learn was as follow' s (they 
having held a Council) that on their quitting the Station of Ceylon, they were 
to cruiz of Point Palmeris in the Bay of Bengal from thence to attack some 
of our small Settlements in India having Mortars & all other Materials on 
board, necessary for Carrying on a Seige, this was confirm' d at the Island of 
Mauritius, were I arrived in the prize the 5 th . of November I likewise learnt 
that a French Frigate call'd the Diligence, in September last intercepted 
a Letter wrote by the Governor of Tellichery to the Commander of the Medway 
who was then in sight of Tellichery setting forth that Admiral Cornish and 
Colonel Draper with 7 Sail of the Line, & 2000 European Land Forces Sailed 
from Madras in the Month of August, on an Expedition to Manilha, with 
orders for the Medway to join them as soon as possible. 

There are Six Sail of French Men of War, which I have great reason to 
imagine are intended to cruize off or attack S*. Helena, their names as follows. 
The Fortune 64 Guns 650 Men, on board of which was M r . S*. George, but now 
commanded by M r . Seville, the Count D'Argenson 64 Guns 600 Men, the 
Valiant 64 Guns 600, the Count D'Artois 64 Guns 600 Men, the Marsiac 28 
Guns 200 Men, the Due de Choisel 28 Guns 200 Men, without the Death of 
M r . S*. George should make an Alteration as he was Generalissimo of both 
land & sea Forces in India, belonging to the King of France, who departed 
this Life the 24 th . of January 1763, In the Passage from the Island Maurituis. 

Sir I request you will as soon as possible forward this Intelligence to all 
your Governors in India making it known to all Commanders of the Honble 
Company's Ships you may have an Opportunity of seeing as the Omission may 
be attended with Great Loss & ill Conveniencies to our Honble Masters. Your 
Compliance will very much oblige. 

Sir 

Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Cape Bone Esperance (Signed) Parson Fenner. 

lira. Feb*. 1763. 



No. 91. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

M r . John Smith has delivered me your Favor of the 25 th . Ultimo, I shall 
deliver over the Settlement to him & Council as early as possible, & agreable 
to vour Orders acquaint them with the Steps I have taken with the Merchants 
in consequence of the last orders received from your Honor &c a . respecting the 
Investment, I shall likewise so long as I continue here assist them all in my 
power in fixing the Plan you wish to establish in future. 

All the Goods sent by the Amelia Snow was brought to account the 31 s *. 
of January last agreable to the Directions now sent, so that the Cloth now id 
hand & to be received will be deemed the Investment of this Year. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 83 

I have received the List of Goods to be provided for the year commencing 
the 1 st . of February & ending the 31 st . of January 1764 the Directions, in which 
I shall desire Mr. Smith & Council to attend to as strictly as Possible. The 
Remarks made on the Goods I sent up is likewise received, and have delivered 
it to Mr. Smith to direct him in the carrying on of the Investment in future; 
it is impossible for me to say what Quantity of Cloth your Honor &ca. may 
expect to receive by September as the Plan on which the Merchants have hereto- 
fore gone on, is from this time to be so considerably alter 'd. I have now about 
One hundred & Fifty Bales ready to deliver to M r . Smith which will amount 
very near to the whole Sum received by me this year, what further Quantity 
you are to expect I must leave to M r . Smith & Council to determine. 

I am sorry what I all edged in Vindication of the Charges made in 
my accounts was not thought sufficient, I have now only to request that your 
Honor &c a . will be pleased to permit me to defer paying in the amount till my 
arrival at Madrass, not having sufficient Cash by me for the Occasion. 

The twenty thousand Madrass Pagodas & Stores sent by the King of 
Prussia are duely received & I am with the greatest Esteem. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient & most Obliged humble 
Servant 

vlzagapatam thomas heath, 

the 6™. July 1763. 



to the honble george plgot esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to acquaint you that We arrived here the 3 d . Instant 
in the afternoon & that We have delivered your Honor &c as . Letter to M r . Heath, 
who has communicated to us the Contents & now replies fully thereto, to which 
We beg leave to refer you & remain with the greatest Esteem. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
'Vizagapatam Your most Obedient & most Obliged 

the 6 th . July 1763. humble Servant 

John Smith. 

George Stratton. 

Charles Smith. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sib & Sirs 

We have received your Favour of the 7t h . Ultmo enclosing Major Duffs 
first Bill of Exchange for One thousand (1000) Pagodas on Major Munro which 
has been accepted. 

The late Arrival of the Windsor at your Place, it is true, rendered to im- 
practicable for her to arrive here in time to be of any Assistance to the Ships 
of this Season, but still the Salt Petre on board of her consign'd to us would 
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have been of very essential Service by enabling us to dispatch a Ship to Europe 
very early in the Season, which is the more material as you can always have 
Supplies of this Article from Bengal much sooner than us, & consequently are 
less liable to be disappointed; We cannot therefore help being concern' d at your 
having determined to land it, more especially, as from what the Gentlemen of 
Bengal write, we have no prospect of receiving an early supply next Season, & 
may very likely on that Account be obliged to detain one of our Ships by which 
our Honble Masters will sustain a heavy Loss. 

Your Letter to the vice Roy of Goa shall be forwarded in a few Days, & 
we shall also address him on the Subject at the same time. 

Having been disappointed in the Supplies of Salt Petre intended us from 
Bengal, by the detention of the Ships on Account of the Enemy's Cruizers in 
Ballasore Road we were obliged to detain the Admiral Pocock & resolve to send 
her with a Cargoe of Cotton to the Bay, that the Gentlemen there might dis- 
patch her home from thence or otherwise dispose of her as they might judge 
most for our Honble Masters Interest. She accordingly now proceeds, but her 
commander is order 'd to touch first at your place to land part of the Detach- 
ment of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Artillery on board of her which being 
perform' d, you will please to direct him to prosecute his Voyage to Bengal. 

We are 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Bombay Castle Your most Obedient Servants 

26 th . June 1763. Char s . Crommelin. 

Thomas Byfeld. 
Alex. Douglas. 
John Spencer. 
Char 8 . Waters. 
Samuel Court. 



K 94. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having been ill for some months & finding myself to be worse dailey, 
must request your Honor &c a . will grant me permission to come up to Madrass 
for the recovery of my health which will oblige him who is with Great respect. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 

Charles Turner, 
cuddalore 
23*. July 1763. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 85 

No. 95. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . : 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We wrote to you under date the 13 th . Instant whereof Duplicate now goes 
enclosed. 

We have since received by the Royal Charlotte your Letter of the 1 st . 
Instant together with the several Papers which accompanied it. 

We are advised from Bombay, that you have promised that Presidency, a 
supply of Money to answer their pressing Demands, and as they cannot now 
draw on you but at a Large Discount that they have Desired you to throw the 
same into our hands, Drafts upon us being always procurable without Loss. 
We shall therefore Continue to draw Bills upon you at such opportunities as 
may offer, & if We can possibly fix the rate of Exchange they shall agreable to 
your desire be drawn in Pagodas. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

The 17™ June 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Henry Vans itt art. 

W M . BlLLERS. 

John P artier. 
Warren Hastings. 
R H . Marriott. 
Henry Watts. 

P.S.—On the 25 th . of April We draw on you the following Sett of Bills of 
Exchange, which thro' Hurry of Business were omitted to be before advised — 
Viz*, [lacuna] [ . . .. ] payable to M r . Daniel De Castro for AR S 
Tl 



10511. 4. reced here of Capt. Thomas Pearce. 



No. 96. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort St. George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The present serves to forward your Honor &c a . the Books of this Settle- 
ment ending last April & the Months Accounts for May & June. 
I am with the greatest Esteem 

Honble Str & Sirs 
Yiur most Obed*. & most Oblig'dhum ble . Servant 
Tho 8 . Heath. 
Vizagapatam 
The 20th July 1763. 



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N°. 97. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since we Address 'd your Honor &c a . last We have thought proper to call 
once more upon the Merchants as they still Continue Backward in bringing in 
their Cloth in Consequence of which they delivered in a Petition which we now 
transmit your Honor &c a . with the Accounts of this Settlement for last Month, 
as also Indents of Stationary & Broad Cloth which we beg may be Complied 
with. 

Ramah Lingah (the Porto Novo Merchant) has Exported since our last 
the following Cloths Ling Cloth fine Nineteen Corge Sixteen Pieces, Long 
Cloth Chinnamanckpollam Fifteen Corge Long Cloth Worriarpollam fourteen 
Corge & Eight Pieces. 

We are with Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Cuddalore Your most Obed*. h ble . Servants 

26 July 1763. Cha s . Turner. 

John C[alla]nd. 
Edw d . Raddon. 



To the Worshd? ll . Charles Turner Esq r . 
Chief &c a . Council of Cuddalore. 

The humble Petition of the Company's Merchants. 
Sheweth 

Your Petitioners are heartily sorry that the Undermentioned Obstacles & 
Misfortunes disabled them to fulfill the first Part of their Contract of the 1 st . 
of August, particularly for want of Rains in due Season & just before the 
Harvest of Cotton, which in March Last when they Contracted an Investment 
thought will be plenty, but it happened quite Contrary to their Expectation, 
for in April last the Cotton yarn was sold at 10 lb. : ^ Pagoda in June it 
reduced to 7 & now at 5|-. We Weavers by the Famine Exhausts one half of 
the Money advanced by your Petitioners for Cloth to their Food, & brings in 
Cloth for the rest even which not being Proportionable to the Musters delivered 
in by them, three Quarter part of them are rejected; Though your Petitioners 
sustains a Loss by this Investment yet they will use their utmost to perform 
their Contract as near as possible excepting the Shially Cloth; which though 
the Cotton yarn was Cheap, & your Petitioners exerted their best endeavours 
the year preceeding to Provide, Yet were not able to bring in a large Quantity, 
for they are Woven very thin and not answered the Musters; Therefore your 
Petitioners cannot, expect this year to perform their Contract of the above 
Cloth'? [lacuna] All which your Petitioners refer's to your Consideration & 
as in Duty Bind them shall Ever Pray. 

Irishepa Chitty. 
Cuddalore Nella Chitta. 

23 d . July 1763. Bowany Shuncria and 

Ramiah 

Saddasheva Row 
Streeshilaputy. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 87 

No. 98. 

to the honble george plgot esq k . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favoured with your Letter of the 28 th . Ultimo, & agreable 
to your directions have again call'd the Merchants before us & Demanded 
their Reasons why they did not comply with their Contract, they declared to 
us their Inability to fulfill it as set forth in their Petition which we Inclosed 
your Honor &c a . in our Last General Letter of the 26 th Ultimo, & still repeat 
Their Assurances of doing their Utmost Endeavours to bring in as much Cloth 
as they possibly can; We shall not make them any more Advances, & what 
Cloth may be brought in shall be Reckoned in part of the Advance, they have 
already received. 

We have shewn the Muster of Sallampores you have sent us, to each Mer- 
chant seperately, they have all declared to us that they cannot Contract to 
bring it in equal to the Musters. 

We are with Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

3 d . Aug t . 1763. Your most Obed*. humble Servants 

Cha s . Turner. 
John Calland. 
Edw d . Raddon. 

List op Cloth on hand of the Old Investment. 

Embal'd 39 Bales 

Washers 32£ 

Beaters 39| 

Ill Bales 

Of the new Investment. 
Brown . . . . . . . . 36J 

"Washers 36 

Dyers . . . . . . . . 44f 

117 

228 Bales 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq e . 

President & Governor &c a . Council of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This waits on you with the Accounts of this Settlement for the month of 
Jury. 

We are 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

13™ August 1763. Your most Obedient & most humble Servants 

Cha s . Turner. 
John Calland. 
Edward Raddon. 



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List of Calicoes remaining. 

Embaled . . . . Bales 39 

Washers . . . . . . . . . . 94 

Congee . . . . . . . . . . . . 10J 

Beaters ........... 40 

Dyers 44f 

Bales 228 



No. 100. 



to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have been favor'd with your Commands of the 11 th . Instant, and have 
call'd the Merchants before us and made them throughly acquainted with the 
Contents of it, they seem to be sensible of their breach of Contract and the just 
reason you have to Complain of their neglect; they beg we will assure your 
Honor &c a . that they will exert themselves to the utmost of their Ability's in 
bringing in Cloth to the Amount of their Balances & that We represent to you 
the disadvantage they lay under, by their turn'd out Cloth remaining in the 
Godown & not return'd them, by which means they are much more straithned 
for money than they otherwise would be to make further Advances to the 
Weavers, therefore desire the turn'd out Cloth may be either return'd them, 
or such of it taken in at such an abatement, as may be adequate to its Goodness. 

Ramma Lingum the Porto Novo Merch*. Exported on a Country Boat the 
15 th . Instant the following Calicoes on account of the Company, Long Cloth 

c. p. 
fine Eighteen Corge twelve Pieces (18. 12.) Long Cloth Chinnamanickpollam 
o. c. P. 

three Corge (3) Long Cloth Worriarpollam twenty Corge Eight pieces (20. 8.) 

We are with Respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

22 D . August 1763. Your most Obedient & most humble Servants 

John Calland. 
Edward Raddon. 

List of Calicoes remaining 

Embaled 48 Bales 

Washers 79J 

Beaters 66f 

Dyers 43| 

Bales . . 237| 



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No. 101. 

to the honble george plgot esq e . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Present Serves to Inclose your Honor &c a . the Account of last Month 
& to acquaint you that I duely delivered over the Charge of this Settlement to 
M r . John Smith the 1 st . Instant. 

I have the Honor to be with the greatest Esteem 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most humble Servant 

Tho s . Heath. 

Vizagapatam 

The 15™. August 1763. 



No. 102. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since we last had the honor to address You, Our utmost Endeavours have 
been used with the Merchants here, to bring them to the Terms that your Honor 
&c a . wish to Establish for carrying on the Investment at this Settlement, but 
it is with the greatest concern We must acquaint you, that we have not been 
able to prevail on them to accept of them. We are afraid that there is too 
much truth, in the reasons they alledge for their refusal, particularly that the 
Dutch our Neighbours, are always willing to take any Cloths for a much greater 
price, than what we are allow'd to give. 

We have held many Consultations on the Subject of the Investment, 
wherein M r . Heath readily gave Us his Assistance they accompany this, & to 
them we must beg leave to refer you. 

The Chints your Honor &c a . mention can be provided here, but as no one 
is acquainted with the sort of Cloth on which it was usually painted, We must 
desire your Honor &c a . will send us a Muster thereof, when we will imme- 
diately sett about providing them. 

The Musters of Madrass Cloths having been delivered to the Merchants 
they acquaint us, that it is not in their Power to provide them for near the 
price, your Honor &c a . have ordered to be annexed to each price, & that in 
respect to the Vizagapatam Beteellas they are unable to furnish Us with any 
at a lower Rate, than what they had before contracted with Mr. Heath for, We 
shall therefore wait your further orders before We provide any more. 

M r . Heath delivered over the Charge of the Settlement to M r . John Smith 
the 1 st . Instant with the Balance of Cash being Current Pagodas (24 215-12-- 
43). 

We should do great Injustice to M r . Heath did we not acquaint your 
Honor &c a . that he has done every thing in his power to assist Us with his 
advice respecting the Investment', which we hope will enable Us to carrv it on 
to your Honor &c as . Satisfaction. 
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We have now two hundred Bales at the Wash, which will be ready by; 
September, what flrther Quantity of Cloth We may receive by that time will 
be sent up brown as usual, unless we receive your Orders to the Contrary. 

We have the Honor to remain with the greatest Respect 

H.onble Sir & Sirs 

Your most obedient & most obliged humble Servants 

John Smith. 
Vizagapa m . George Stratton. 

13 th . August 1763. Charles Smith. 



No. 103. 



To the Hble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month. In which you will undoubtedly observe a charge for the Diet 
of Two Black Prisoners, one since April last, the other last Month only; They 
were both confined for Murder; the first after having murder' d three people 
at a House in the Pettah, attempted to murder himself, and it was for some 
time thought he would have died of his wounds which was the reason I did not 
trouble you with an Account of that horrible Fact; & a few days ago by the 
Carelessness of the Seapoy Centinel he contrived to make his Escape & has not 
since been heard of. The other is an Inhabitant of Narsapore where being 
intoxicated with Liquor he vilely Murder'd a Girl of about eight years old, 
and was secured by the Seapoy Guard & sent here a Prisoner ; I examined him 
on his arrival when he made Confession of the Fact & had no other excuse to 
urge in his defence than his being in Liquor I do not find that any one was 
present when the Murder was committed I am therefore to request your orders 
concerning him as a Conveyance may probably soon happen for sending him 
to Madrass to take his Tryal should Narsipore be considered within the Limits 
of the Charter, which I am in doubt about, There is likewise a Charge in these 
Accounts for the Diet of a French Prisoner who is a Lunitick and had been 
turn'd out I imagine from some of Country Forts as he was found on the Island 
of Devee with Fetters on his Legs & almost starved ; He was been confined ever 
since he was sent here as he is at times raving ; I thought Humanity demanded 
the care of one in such unhappy Circumstances, but I conclude you would have 
him sent to his own Nation so soon as the French, shall have establish' d them- 
selves on any part of the Coast, with an Account of the Expence attending his 
maintenance which will appear by the Accounts of this place from the month 
of April when he was first sent in here. 

As the Flag Staff which stood here was placed within the enclosure belong- 
ing to the French Factory I removed it on the News of the expected Peace, & 
as the erecting it again in another Place will be attended with some Expence 
I request your orders for so doing & have inclosed as Estimate thereof for your 
Determination with an Indent for some Europe Cordage which will be wanted 
for that Purpose. 

There are 13 Chests & 40 Barrels of Gunpowder lying here which were 
landed out of the Brittannia concerning which I request your orders I am 
likewise to beg a Compliance with my Indent for Broad Cloth forwarded in 
January last, having received only a few Pieces in part thereof by the Speed- 
well. 



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91 



On adjusting the Books of this place ending the 30 th . April last by com- 
paring the remains in Specie with the remains fj Books there appear to be 
many articles Deficient & Surplus, an Account Particulars of which are now 
inclosed you; The former I conclude have arose impart \_sic~] from Stores having 
been issued for the use of the Garrison & not brought to Account & impart [sic] 
from the placing of Stores issued under Wrong Heads, & mistaking the 
Names of some for others which will likewise account for the many seeming 
Surplusses & as I wait to make these Adjustments before I close my Books I am 
to request your orders concerning them. I would likewise propose to open a 
Sett of Military Storekeeper's Books for all Military Stores, & Disbursements 
appurtaining to that Employ, to be kept in the Manner those accounts are at 
Madrass, if it meets with your Approbation. 

I have the honor to be very Respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 



Mazulipatam 
25™. August 1763. 



Your very obed*. & most humble Servant 
John Pybus. 



No. 104. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This is only to enclose you our Consultations from the ll* h . of April to 
the 12 th . of Aug*. & to acquaint you that the following Calicoes were exported 
the 28 th . Instant on a Country Boat by Ramah Lingum the Porto Novo Mer- 
chant on Account of the Company: Long Cloth Fine seven Corge 10 Peices 

Co. Ps. Co. 

(7. 10) Long Cloth Chinhamanaickpollam three Corge (3) & long Cloth Wor- 

Co. Ps. 

riarpollam twenty five Corge ten Peices . (25. 10). 



cuddalore 

30 th . August 1763. 



"We are with Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servants 

John Calland. 
Edw d . Raddon. 



List of Bales on hand. 



Brown 

Washers 



Dyers 



59 
72 
25| 
54J 
101 



Bales 



312J Bales 



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N°. 105. 

to the honble george plgot esq k . 

Peesident & Governor &c\ Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The 7 th -. of June came to hand your favor of the 7 th . of May & the 5 th . 
Instant that of the 2 d . of last Month. 

A Consignment of a Box containing nine thousand seven hundred forty 
& three Quarters (9740|) Venetians from Cochin & a Chest of Silver contain- 
ing Eupees ten thousand (10,000) from hence and of twenty Chests of Musquets 
from Bombay having been made to the Chief and Factors of Anjengo by Ship 
Hector, which by a Letter received from them dated the 8 th . June We learn 
had not been received, We request your Honor &c a . will advise us whether 
Capt n . Williams acquainted you of it, & what Eeasons he gave for not landing 
it. 

We are 

Tellicherry Honble Sir & Sirs 

5 th . August 1763. Your most Humble Servants 

W M . Hornby. 
Titus Scott. 
W M . Taylor. 
H. Hurst. 
William Ashburner. 
Tho 8 . Day. 
J. W. Slasse. 



No. 106. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sms 

Inclosed you will please to receive Triplicate of a Letter from the 
President & Council at Fort Marlbro' received a few Days ago, by the Packet 
Boat Sea Nymph from Corie, whither it was forwarded overland; It's original 
& duplicate were I find, transmitted me, by the Admiral Pocock Captain 
Clough, which Ship, tho' she left Bencoolen 5 th . Ultimo is not yet arrived, 
& having Certain Accounts that she is not in the Streights, I am afraid the 
Currents have driven her to the Eastward. 

Your Honor & Council will doubtless long ago, have received Intelligence, 
of a Peace having taken place, which I hope will revive the Commerce & 
Manufactures in this quarter of the World The Havanah & Egmont passed 
for China the Middle of last Month, the former had a passage of 105 days 
from Portsmouth, & the latter which sail'd in January had touched at S 4 . 
Helena. The French ships which were at the Cape, sail'd thence, in the Middle 
of April for the Islands. 

The repairs of the Plassey have taken up more time, than I expected, 
but she is now in a fair way, to be soon compleated & will certainly sail by the 
20 th . of August. 

I am with the greatest Eespect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

{Batavia Your most Obedient humble Servant 

21 st . July 1763. John Herbert. 



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No. 107. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

oe Port S t . George. 

Hble Sir & Sirs 

We did ourselves the Pleasure of Writing you in Duplicates under date 
11th. Feb?. Via Batavia. 

We are under some Anxiety at not having yet any Vessel from your 
Coast, by this Disappointment our Necessities are become very pressing, & 
publick as well as Private Interest prejudiced, & we are in great danger of 
Losing our Trade for want of a proper supply of cloth to furnish our markets, 
We therefore request you to send us three thousand Bags of Rice by the first 
Conveyance as we have scarce three Months Consumption in our Godowns, 
but in this you will be guided by the Advices which you may have from the 
Presidency of Fort William whether or not they have, or intend to dispatch 
a Vessell with the Supplies We have requested from thence, Salt we have no 
occasion for at present as We have had frequent opportunities of purchasing. 

The Valentine Captain Fernell arrived here the 19 th . February, & will 
we hope be dispatch'd for Canton the Middle of July with a Loading. 

The Admiral Pocock Captain Clough arrived here with Stores from 
Bombay 20 th . Ultimo & now proceeds to Batavia. 



F T . Marlbro' 
4 th . June 1763. 



We remain with perfect Esteem 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & humble Servants 

Roger Carter. 
Hen t . Idell. 
Rob t . Nairne. 
John Gayer. 



(P.S.) We have granted on your Honor &c a . 
of Exchange. 

1 Sett in favor of Stokeham 
Donston payable to Robert 
Turin or order . . . . Pag 9 . 355 

1 Sett in favor of Mess rs . Robert 
Nairne and Stokeham 
Donston Attorneys to Captain 
Alex r . Hume payable to the 
H'ble George Pigot Esq r . or 
order 

1 Sett in favor of Captain 
Robert Frazer payable to 
himself or order .. .. 562 18 — $ 900 



3 Setts amounting to 



Council the following Bills 



$ 563 — — 



1087 24 10 $1740 1 12 



Pag 3 . 2005 



10 $3208 1 12 



F T . Marlbro' 
4™. June 1763. 



We remain with perfect Esteem 

Hble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient humble Servants 
Roger Carter. 
Henry Idell. 
Rob t . Nairne. 
John Gayer. 



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No. 108. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

at Fort St. George. 

Hble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letters of the 15 th . June and 2 d . Ultimo, and 
congratulate you on the safe arrival of the Ships Hawke, Neptune, Plassey & 
Falmouth, & are obliged for your Intentions of forwarding the Cloth con- 
signed to you for this Presidency, which We are strenuously to request may 
be done with all possible Expedition, as it is of the utmost consequence to our 
Honble Masters, the making our general sales early in the season, both in res- 
pect to the Prices & the furnishing us with Money for our several Occasions. 

In future We shall attend to your Honor &ca s . Request for making any 
Drafts We may hereafter give on You payable, in Pagodas & are on that 
Account to desire you will from time to time acquaint us with the rate of 
Exchange. 

We are 
Bombay Castle IIonble Sir & Sirs 

14 th . Aug t . 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Charles Crommelin. 
T s . Byfeld. 
A*. Douglas. 
John Spencer. 
Charles Waters. 
Samuel Court. 



No. 109. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq 11 . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Hble Sir & Sirs 

Since Closing our Letter of the 14 th . Instant we have received your Original 
Letter of the 20 th . April mentioned to be stopp'd by the Mogul Army under 
Nizam Ally, & have likewise given a Sett of Bills of Exchange on your Honor 
&c a . in favor of Lieutenant Francis Wood of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 
for Pagodas 863. 2. 14 to which we request you will shew due Honor. 

We are 
Bombay Ctle Hble Sir & Sirs 

16 th August 1763. Your most obedient Servants 

Charles Crommelin. 
Tho s . Byfeld. 
A E . Douglas. 
Jn°. Spencer. 
Cha s . Waters. 
P. E. Wrench. 
Samuel Court. 



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No. 110. 

to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letter of the 13 th . and agreable to your directions 
Twenty thousand Pagodas (20,000) was forwarded to M r . Floyer as soon as a 
proper Escort could be got ready to accompany it. 

The Merchants have been made acquainted with your directions concern- 
ing the turn'd out Cloth & approve of it upon this Proviso that in case your 
Honor &c a . shew any indulgence to the Merchants of Madrass with respect to 
the Customs, hope that some Consideration will be made them. 

The Accounts of this Settlement for the Month of August We have now 
the pleasure of forwarding to you, & remain with the greatest Esteem 



cuddalore 

19™. Septem*. 1763. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient & most humble Servant 

John Calland. 
Edward Raddon. 



Account op Callicoes remaining, 



Brown 

Washers 

Beaters 

Dyers 

Embaled 



49 
64J 
30 
341 
157 

336| Bales. 



No. 111. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq e . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
oe Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month. 

I am in hourly expectation of the Vessel with the Bales from Bandarma- 
lanka which shall be no longer detain' d than is necessary to ship on board those 
for this Place. 

The Farm for the Masulipatam and Pondracca Salt expiring the 9 th . of 
November, and that for the Pettah Juncan and Hydrobad Customs the 22 d . 
of last Month I request to be favored with your directions concerning the re- 
letting them but your Honor &c a . will be pleased to permit me in this Place 
to remind you, That there remains a considerable Balance due from the late 
Farmers of the Ponracca and Mazulipatam Salt, Towards the Payment of 
which I have before advised you I had taken Possession of the Salt "they had 
on hand, which on Estimation I reckoned might sell for about twenty thousand 
Rupees; and that their debt amounts to upwards of thirty three thousand. If 
the Conditions the next Farm is let on, are that the Farmer shall have the 
Salt remaining on hand delivered to him on receiving his Cowle be accountable 



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to the Company for the Balance due from the late Benters, and he is to hold 
the Farm for one year only I am of opinion there will be no Bidders for it at 
the rent it let for last Year, which probably might not be the Case was the term 
prolonged to three or five Years, as the advantage of having so large a Quantity 
of Salt ready for Sale immediately on being put in Possession of the Farm, 
might be a Temptation to some to bid for it, notwithstanding the Balance it is 
encumbered with; But the Granting to the new Farmer the Priviledge of selling 
the Salt would interfere very much with the Interest of the present Farmer, 
as according to the usual method of Carrying on this Business, the old Farmer 
has been allow' d to Sell the Salt till the New Farmer had Manufactured suffi- 
cient for supplying the demands for that Article, which does not happen till 
the latter end of March or Middle of April of the ensuing year, as they do 
not begin their Salt Works till early in February; In answer to this it will 
undoubtedly be observed, that the Salt remaining on hand must be sold whether 
it be delivered to the new Farmer or remain as the Company's, to reimburse 
them the large outstanding balance due from the late Farmers, which remark 
would most certainly be just, but as the present Farmer will I am perswaded 
remonstrate against such a measure as as [sic] highly prejudicial to his Interest 
which I might be under the Necessity of troubling you about, I thought it 
proper here to state this matter to you in the light wherein it appears to me, 
that you might be the better acquainted with all Circumstances relating to this 
affair, & frame the directions you may be pleased to honour Me with on this 
Subject accordingly. 

I am with much Respect 

Mazulipa*. Honble Sir & Sirs 

16 th . Sept e . 1763. Your very Obedient & most Obliged humble Servant 

John Pybtjs. 



No. 112. 



to the honble george plgot esq e . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This Serves only to acknowledge the receipt of your Commands of the 3 d . 
Instant 1$ Lord Clive, this moment brought me from Vizagapatam where I 
find that ship arrived the 9 th . the Consignments by her for this place will be 
landed there, from whence I shall request the Chief and Council will forward 
them by the first Sea conveyance which Offers. 

I am very respectfully 
MAzuLrp". Honble Sir & Sirs 

17 th . Septem e . 1763. Your very Obedient & most humble Servant 

John Pybtjs. 



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N°. 113. 

t'0 the honble george plgot esq r . 

President and Governor &c a . Council 

qf Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Not being able to Fetch in with Mazulipatam by means of constant 
NWesterly winds, and a strong NE current, I have thought proper (Consider- 
ing the urgent necessity of a quick disembarkation of my Troops in Bengal) 
to proceed immediately for this place, without the delay of making a fruitless 
attempt, by endeavouring to strive against the stream. 

I am just arrived here, & shall deliver -M r . Pybus's packet, as likewise the 
Muzulipatam stores, to the Chief of this Place who will forward them thither. 
& I propose sailing hence to Bengal to Morrow without fail. 

I have the Honour to be Gentlemen, with great respect 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 

William Webber. 
Vizagap m . 
September 9 th . 1763. 



N°. 114. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Favor of the 31 st . July, & congratulate you on 
the arrival of the Deptford and Liverpool. 

Soon after the Lord Mansfield's arrival we determined from the dis- 
couraging Price we learnt Cotton bore at Bengal to put up both her & the 
Bute Captain Maitland to Freight, & issued publick notice accordingly, but 
no freight being procureable we were under the necessity of purchasing Cargoes 
for them on the Company's Account, & the Lord Mansfield sailed accordingly 
the 30 th . Ultimo to take in her Cotton at Surat, from whence she will proceed 
immediately to Bengal, as will the Bute as soon as she can be got in readiness; 
You & the Gentlemen at that Presidency will therefore be pleased to concert 
tho proper measures for the future disposition of those Ships as they are now 
to be deemed Coast & Bay Ships. 

We are 

Bombay Castle Honble Sir & Sirs 

1 st . September 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Charles Crommelin. 
T s . Byfeld. 
A B . Douglas. 
.Tohn Spencer. 
Cha 8 . Waters. 
Sam^jel Court - 



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N°. 115. 

to the honble george plgot esq e . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have already wrote you by this Ship under the 1 st . Instant & this 
serves purposely to advise that we have this day granted a Sett of Bills on your 
Honor &c a . for Pagodas 863-22-14 in favor of Lieutenant Francis Wood, 
to which we request you will shew due Honor. 

We are 
Bombay Ctle Honble Sir & Sirs 

3 d . Sept*. 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Cha s . Crommelin. 
Tho s . Byfeld. 
Alexander Douglas. 
John Spencer. 
Charles Waters. 



N°. 116. 

To the Noble Council of Fort S t . George. 

for the Honble English Company. 

The Council of Bombay transmitted to me your Letter dated the 7 th . of 
May of this present year, wherein you inform me that at Macao there had 
been Wanting to the Commercial People of the British Nation the former 
Hospitality they had experienced there & further that there had been pub- 
lish'd in 1763, an order of the Senate under certain penalties that no Inhabit- 
ant of the said City should let out or rent their Houses for the accommodation 
of the English. 

For this procedure there are subsisting at Macao positive orders from his 
most Faithful Majesty prohibiting the admission of all Foreigners whatsoever 
excepting in Cases of indispensible necessity; the Cause or Motive for this 
prohibition were the Excesses committed there by Foreigners, of which the 
Chinese complained with their accustomed Jealousy. In process of time the 
execution of the said orders were discontinued which the Chinese again insisted 
on, upon occasion of the late dispute that arose at Canton with some of the Euro- 
pean nations and as the suspecious Genius of the Chinese is very notorious it 
can't be helped often to Condescend in complying with their requests to obviate 
greater dissensions and for the preservation of the Trade. 

The Noble Council of Fort St. George must be acquainted with the good 
reception the British subjects meet in all ports of his Most Faithful Majesty 
$ in regard to your request I shall advise that the same good Treatment & 
Hospitality as formerly be shewn, with all possible caution, Attending the 
indispensible demonstrations of Friendship and alliance subsisting between the 
two Crowns of England & Portugal Wishing to convince the Noble Council 
of my affection in whatever shall be their pleasure. 

Count Da Ega. 
Goa 
30™. July 176& 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 99 



No. 117. 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ B . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Honor &c as . favor's of the 2 d . & 31 st . of July, the 
enclosed for the King of Travencore was immediately forwarded to him, & 
agreable to what your Honor &c a . wrote us, we have drawn upon you for the 
sum of Bombay Rupees Nineteen thousand (19,000) payable to Nilecantaker or 
order thirty days after sight, Our Letter of Advise bearing date the 19 th . 
Instant. 

Anjengo We are with respect 

31 st . Aug t . 1763 Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Th s . Whitehill. 
Authtjr King. 
William Stratton. 
Robert Sparkes. 



No. 118. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The Merchants turned out Cloth being all resorted, except the half Peices, 
which will by no means Answer for the Campany by there [sic] being either 
conjee' d or oiled in such a manner as not to take the Dye, We beg leave to lay 
before you how their Balances to the Company now stand. 

Nella Chitty due from him Pag 3 . 3357 20 70 

Streeshelaputty 



Bowany Suncariah & Ramyah 

Sadashavarow 

Irshapah Chitty 



3430 15 31 

3319 3 62 

1711 10 40 

727 24 6 


12546 


21 


55 



Pagoda; 

The last Merchant having Cloth in the Godown to near the Amount of his 
Debt and being desirous of proceeding with his Contract, We shall be glad to 
have your directions whether a farther advance is to be made him or not. 

The following Callicoes were Exported from hence the 22 d . Instant on a 
Country Boat by Ramah Lingum the Porto Novo Merchant on Account of the 

Co. P. 

Company Long Cloth Fine Six Corge three Pieces (6. 3) Long Cloth Chinnama- 

c. p. 
nick Pollam two Corge four Pieces (2. 4) Long Cloth Worriarpollam twenty 

o. P. 
Six Corge thirteen Pieces (26. 13). 

We are with respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

26 th . September 1763. Your most Obedient and most humble Servants 

John Call and. 
Edw d . Raddon. 
1762-63— 13a 



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Account op Calicoes remaining. 

Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Bales. 

Washers 60f 

Ueaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48£ 

Dyers 21* 

Embaled **? fe «} .192 

400 Bales. 



No. 119. 



to the honble george plgot esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Letter under date the 28 th . Ultimo. 

The Plassey is not yet arrived when she does, you may depend on her not 
being detained longer, than will be necessary for putting on board such Bales, 
as I may have ready. 

M r . Raddan having long been ill & having received the Presidents leave 
for going to Madrass, for his Recovery, left this place some days past, in hopes 
of meeting with it. 

The accounts of this Settlement, for Last Month, now wait on you & I 
remain 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Cuddalore Your very obedient Servant 

6™. Oct r . 1763. John Calland. 

List op cloth in hand. 

Bales. 

Brown 90| 

Washers 53^ 

Beaters 27 

Dyers . . . . . . • • • • • • • • • • • • . . 14 

Embaled • $J?te iSJ} 221 

Bales . . 406 



N°. 120. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to enclose you the Journal parcels & Cash Account 
with the Account Particulars of the Increase and decrease for the month of 
August. 

The Chief's allowance having been paid to M r . Heath for July, M r . John 
Smith has not Charged for his Diet Money &c a . for that Month but submits it 
to your Honor &c a . to allow him what you think proper. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 101 

We also enclose your Honor &c a . a List of the Military whose time is, or 
near expired, and desire your orders for paying them their Bounty Money. 
We have the Honor to remain with the greatest Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Vizagapatam. Your most Obed*. & most humble Servant 

23 d . September 1763. John Smith. 

George Stratton. 
Charles Smith. 



N°. 121. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We observe & are Satisfied with the Disposition you propose for the 
Shipping of this Season, as we shall at all events have thereby sufficient Ton- 
nage for our Investment, which from the troubles in the Country We have 
great reason to apprehend will fall considerably short in many Articles; 
Particularly in that part whould [sic] have been provided under the Patna 
Factory. 

Upon Enquiry We find that the two Chests Medicines Landed here from 
the Ship Houghton were consign'd to your Presidency and not to the King's 
Hospital as was first understood wherefore your Honor &c a . must debit us for 
their Amount. 

The Royal George's Repair being almost compleated and the Season now 
approaching which will permit that Ship and the Ashburnham Proceeding to 
Sea, We purpose giving them their fresh Dispatches for England about the 
Middle of next Month. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 29 th . August 1763. Your most humble Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 
W. M c . Gwire. 
William Billers. 
John Cartier. 
Warren Hastings. 
Rand h . Marriott. 
Henry Watts. 



No. 122. 



To The Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &ca. Council 

of Fort S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your several Letters of the 30 th . of July & 16 th . Instant. 
The latter by our Honble Master's Ship Deptford which is safely arrived in 
the River. 

It does not appear to TJs from the Invoice of this Ship, that the Bales 
laden on her from England were intended for the Presidency of Bomhav how- 
ever, as you have already consign'd them thither, We shall debit them for the 



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Amount, transmitting a Copy of the Original Invoice. We shall also agreable 
to your desire take up your Warehousekeepers receit when we have landed 
the remainder of the Deptfords Cargoe. 

Upon Enquiry We learn from Capt n . Tryon that you have been guided 
in forwarding the Bales by his account of Tonnage, and as the like Circum- 
stance may occur in the Cargoes of the other Ships We have only to desire that 
you will not fail to Dispatch to Us our full Consignment of Bales agreable 
to the Company's advices of this Season. 

With respect to the Ship Plassey's Cargoe, as it will come down to us in 
parcells at Different Times We think it best to Credit Account Current Lon- 
don, and Debit your your [sic] Presidency for the Whole; and then again give 
you Credit for the several Dispatches as they arrive. To regulate you in your 
Entries, therefore, We now send you enclosed a Copy of the Original Invoice. 

As it appears from your Letter of the 28 th . Ultimo, that it is intended 
the Ship Admiral Pocock should return to your Place from Manilha, We 
herewith transmit you her Charter Party, and the Account Deficiencies from 
Europe, which came in her Packet from Bombay. The Amount of her Invoice 
of Cotton being Bombay Rupees 32,555-3-63 We shall Credit them for, and 
carry to your Debit. 

Enclosed for your Government is an Extract of the Company's Letter to 
us, which fixes the appointments they have thought proper to make to 
M r . Crooke. 

We are 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 5 th . Septem*. 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Hen t . Vansittart. 

W. Mo. GWIRE. 
WlLL M . BlLLERS. 

John Cartier. 
Warren Hastings. 
Rand h . Marriott. 
Henry Watts. 



No. 123. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq r . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having Laden on board the Ship Royal Charlotte Captain James Tingle 
Ten Bales of the Cartridge Paper prepared for the Use of your Presidency 
this serves to enclose Invoice & first Bill of Lading of the same — the former 
amounting to C rs . 2331-9. 

We are 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

23 d . Septem k . 1763 Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 
W. M°.Gwire. 
William Billers. 
Warren Hastings. 
Ran dh . Marriott. 
Henry Watts. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-68 103 

N°. 124. 

to the honble george plgot esq e . 
President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have been duely honor'd with your Commands of the 15 th . & 28*. 
Ultimo. 

The Success Snow with the Bales from Bandarmalanka Anchored in this 
Road yesterday Evening, but being so very full as not to have room for the Chay 
Goods from hence I have taken out twenty four Bales of the Brown Cloth put 
on board her at Bandarmalanka which from the backwardness of the Mer- 
chants in bringing it in, could not be cured in time, and have replaced them by 
the like number of Chay Goods which I judged would be more acceptable, so 
that you will receive by this Vessell which I now dispatch to you, two hundred & 
ninety one Bales of the Bandarmalanka Investment, & twenty four Bales of 
Chay Goods from this Place, in all three hundred & fifteen Bales as per 
Invoice's & Bill of Lading inclosed. Your Honor &c a . will perceive by the 
Invoice of the Bales from Bandarmalanka what part have been provided on 
the new Contract, as those on the old are particularly distinguish'd, and I 
flatter myself the Cloth in general will prove to your Satisfaction. The quan- 
tity in [sic\ indeed far short of what 1 expected at the begining of the Year 
would have been ready as the Merchants engaged that one half of what they con- 
tracted for should be delivered by the end of July which I then thought they 
would have complied with but M r . Dolben having acquainted me in June, 
how backward they were in bringing in their Cloth, and of his appre- 
hensions that they would fall very short of the Quantity they had promised. 
I set out immediately for Bandarmalanka to talk with them on the Subject 
and at a meeting with them required their Reasons for not having been 
more diligent in bringing in their Cloth conformably to the Terms of their 
Contract, they made use of many frivolous excuses on this Occasion but built 
Principally on the price of Cotton being considerably enhanced since the 
beginning of the year which was even difficult to procure at any Rate, and 
that the Dutch having greatly encreased their demand for Goods both fine 
and ordinary, and receiving any kind of Cloth without that strict regard to 
the Fabrick as was observed by us, the Weavers found more encouragement 
to work for the Dutch Merchants than them. These last reasons carried some 
weight, but in answer to them I observed that the Dutch Merchants had not 
always ready money in their hands to go to Market with, as they received 
a great part of their advances in Copper Spices & other Goods which was not 
the Case with them; That no such Excuses would be taken for a non 
compliance with their Contract, & that if they did not exert themselves in 
compleating the Quantity they had engaged to deliver by the end of January, 
they would be call'd upon for the Payment of the Penalty Bond they had 
intered into for Pag s . 500 in case of a Non Performance of their Contract, 
and be no more employ'd as Company's Merchants, instead of being distin- 
guished by some mark of favor if they behaved themselves so as to deserve it. 
They promised very fair, and I am inclined to beleive will do their best 
jEndeavors to fulfill their Engagements, although I cannot flatter myself 
with hopes they will succeed, as the ordinary sortments of Cloth purchased 
by the Dutch are much more expeditiously manufactured than those we 
receive & are sold to them at nearly the same prices we give for ours although 
of a much inferior Fabrick, so that the Weavers will consequently employ 
themselves in such manufactures as will yield them the most Profit & require 
the least labor, & this is a Disadvantage our Merchants must be subject to 
& for which I can see no Remedy, as very few of the Weavers this way will 
receive advantages from the Merchants for any particular manufacture of 



104 Records of Fort St. George 

Goods, but purchase the Cotton & make the Goods on their own account, &.. 
then carry them to Market, where they sell them to the best Bidder, and in 
this manner is the greatest part of the Investment in these parts collected. 
The Merchants whom in my Address of the 19 th . January I advised you had 
undertaken the Contract for fine Goods & to whom I had advanced 5000 
Pagodas for the Provision of them, having prepared a small quantity before 
the Receipt of your observations on the Musters sent you, I gave M r . Dolben 
orders to receive all such from him as he thought were fit to be taken in on the 
Company's Account, on Conditions that it should be left to your Honor &c a . 
either to receive or reject them on their arrival at Madrass, as you might see 
proper And you will accordingly receive by this Vessell two Bales of the 
several assortments as |fJ seperate Invoice inclosed & the Merchant writes to 
his Correspondent to receive upon his account all those which you may be 
pleased to reject. He has not delivered any other Musters since & declares 
tie cannot undertake to provide Goods of a better Assortment than those 
before sent on the terms then proposed. 

The Chay Goods which come by this Conveyance will I hope prove to- 
your Satisfaction, they are sorted to two Numbers only, and the Romalls are 
of Different patterns as you directed & I hope will please. Great Care has 
been taken to keep the Goods in general up to the proper number of Pun j urns 
(which are mark'd by threds at the end of each Piece) as well as to the 
proper lengths & Breadths, and it will afford me a very particular Pleasure 
to find they meet with your Approbation. I have sent likewise by this Con- 
veyance one Bale of Gingums of Different Patterns, which being a new pro- 
vision, they run a little unequal in their Lengths & Breadths, & the Chay is not 
so Good as it ought to be, but should the Assortments be approved and thought 
proper for the Europe Market these defects may be remedied in future. 

Shaik Dewan the Person who committed the murder at Narsipore comes 
a Prisoner in this Vessell. Inclosed is his Examination & Confession as taken 
by me, And another wrote in the Gentoo Language taken down Verbatim 
from his own Mouth in the Presence of two Witnesses, named Chickala 
Vencatasha & Mahomed Bauker Beg who came likewise in this Vessell should 
their Evidence be necessary. 

I gave notice immediately on the receipt of your Orders for receiving 
Proposals for reletting the Farms of the Mazulipatam & Ponracca Salt, 
Pettah Juncan & Hydrabad Customs & Narsapore Town for the ensuing 
vear & have now the Honor to enclose you those which have been delivered 
me in Consequence by the undermentioned Persons whose Circumstances & 
Characters I shall give you the best account of I am able as well from 
my own Knowledge of them as the Information given me by others. 

Mova Comrauze, formerly Renter of the Pettah Juncan and Hydrabad 
Customs, on which account he is still indebted to the Company a considerable 
balance which there is no Probability of his being ever able to pay. 

Reddy Naigue and Gomrauze, both Men of Substance and fair Characters, 
& have always been punctual in their Payments. 

Gahen Labdeen, a Moor Merchant who has been many years an Inhabitant 
here bears a fair character but in middling circumstances. 

Rustum Ally Cawn & Meer Said Hussain — The former is a Person 
lately come to settle here, is related to some of the Principal Inhabitants 
reckoned a Man of some substance and of good Character. The Latter was 
one of the late Farmers of the Mazulipatam & Ponracca Salt is esteemed 
a Man of very fair Character but has been very unfortunate. 



Letters to Fort St. George, J.7t>z-o3 105 

I am in expectation of other Proposals in two or three days from Ven- 
cataramrauze the Muglatore Rajah, which shall be forwarded as soon as I shall 
receive them, but I was unwilling to detain these any longer. 

I am with much respect 
Mazulipatam Honble Sir & Sms 

7 th . October 1763. Your very Obedient and most humble Servant 

John Pybus. 

List of Cloth on hand Embaled at Muzulipatam — Long Cloth ordinary 
brown 24 Bales Brown, and at the Wash at Bandarmalanaka About Sixty 
Corge of Long Cloth. 



No. 125. 



To the Hble George Pigot Esq 1 *. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Hble Sir & Sirs 

This serves only to inclose Duplicates of the several Papers sent you by 
the Snow Success which Vessell sail'd out of this Road this morning early 
with the land "Wind & I hope will have a Speedy Passage to you. 

I am with much respect. 
Mazulip m . Honble Sir & Sirs 

8 th . October 1763. Your most Obedient and most humble Servant 

John Pybus. 



S°. 126. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq b . 

President & Governor &c A . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

The 11 th . Instant the Plassey Arrived & brought me your Letter of the 
29 th . Ultimo, with a Chest of Stationary. I now return her to You, with two 
Hundred & thirty Six (236) Bales, as $ Invoice and Bill of Lading herein 
inclosed. 

The 7 th . Arrived His Majestys Ship Baleine and having Landed 4 
Eighteen Pounders with their Carriages, Sail'd yesterday. 

Ramah Lingum Exported the 8 th . by two Country Boats, Long Cloth 

C°. Ps. 
Fine, Nineteen Corge Sixteen Pieces (19. 16) ChinnamanaickPollam. Four 

Co. 

Corge Sixteen Pieces (4. 16) and Worriarpollam Eight Corge (8). 

I am with respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

13™. October 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servant 

John Calland. 
1762-63—14 



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List of Cloth Kemaining. 

Brown 83 Bales. 

Washers . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . 51£ 

Beaters . . 36£ 

Dyers . . . . ... . . . . . . . . 1 



Bales . . 127 [sic] 



N u . 127 

TO THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT ESQ*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Hble Sir & Sirs 

We have the Honor to inclose you Invoice and Bill of Lading for One 
hundred Eighty Eight Bales of white & twenty Eight Bales of Brown Callicoes 
laden on the Ship Union on the Honble Company's Account amounting to Cur- 
rent Pagodas Sixteen Thousand five hundred Eighty Eight, Thirty two fanams 
& thirty Six, for which we have debted Account Current Fort St. George. 

As we found it an impossibility of finishing the above Bales with the two 
Packers allow' d the Settlement we took the Liberty to employ four more, which 
we hope will meet with your Honor &c as . Approbation, they are now discharged, 
nevertheless we hope you will indulge us with this Addition of Packers, as you 
must be sensible they are constantly wanted as Coolys when we sort the Cloth 
both brown & White; we must also beg leave to represent to your Honor &c a . 
the great necessity there is for other Servants in the Different Employs of this 
Settlement, none being allow' d us and therefore we desire you will permit us to 
take four Conicoplys for the Service of the Import & Export Warehouse, Store- 
house & Paymaster. 

Ferdinand Werkmeister a Matross in the Honble Company's Service 
having for some time laboured under an ill State of health requesting our Per- 
mission to return to Madrass for the recovery of his health we have given him 
leave to proceed on the Union his having been incapable of doing Duty for along 
time past & having neither a Surgeon or Medicines here, are our reasons for 
sending him up, as he can be of no use untill he is recovered. 

By the departure of M r . Abraham who was employ' d here by M r . Heath 
in the Character of a Surgeon, we are left destitute of so necessary a Person 
and we are therefore to request that your Honor &c a . will order one hither as 
soon as possible, some of the Military being now ill and it is uncertain how soon 
we may want one ourselves. 

The Ballance of the Honorable Comp s . Cash being low we desire an imme- 
diate Supply for the ensuing Investment, to encrease which our utmost Endea- 
vors shall not be wanting. 

We are 
Vizagap*. Honble Sir & Sirs 

The 9 th . Oct b . 1763. Your most Obedient and most humble Servant 

John Smith. 
George Stratton. 
Charles Smith. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 107 

No. 128. 

To THE HONBLE GEORGE PlGOT EsQ b . 

President & Governor &ca. Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We wrote you last the 1 st . Instant by his Majesty's Ship Weymouth and 
have since being favored with your Letter of the 15 th . Ultimo, giving cover to 
a Duplicate of the 12 th . whose Original is not yet come to hand. 

, We have now the Satisfaction to acquaint you that our Honorable Masters 
Ship Lathom imported here the 6 th . and the Talbot the 16 th . Instant the former 
having touched at Johanna from whence the Pigot for your Place, sail'd the 
29 th . of July and the Lapwing about a fortnight before, which is all the Intel- 
ligence they have brought us worth Notice. 

Inclosed are two Accounts Current with Captain Lysaught and Lieutenant 
Morgan the Balances of Which were to have been paid by Captain Gruebar, 
but our Paymaster being sick when that Gentleman left this Place they were 
Not adjusted, and we therefore request you will recover them. 

We are 

Bombay Ctle Honble Sir & Sirs 

17 th Septemb b . 1763. Your most Obedient Servants 

Cha s . Crommelin. 
Tho s . Byfeld. 
Alex e . Douglas. 
John Spencer. 

Charles Waters. 
Samuel Court. 



No. 129. 

To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
at Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

This Address serves purposely to advice your Honor &c a . that we have 
this Day drawn two Bills of Exchange upon your Honor &c a . in favor of 
Nilcandtaker for Bombay Rupees Nineteen thousand (19,000) in which Cur- 
rency we were necessitated to draw the Bills being what was most agreable to 
the Person we received this Amount from & which we request your Honor &c a . 
will Honor. 

We are very Respectfully 

Anjengo Honble Sir & Sms 

19 th . August 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servants 

Tho b . Whitehill. 
Authur King. 
William Stratton. 
Robert Sparkes. 



3762-63— 14a 



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No. 130. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the Honor to send you the Proposals I advised you, I 
expected from Vencataramrauze the Muglatore Raj an, on whose Character 
'tis unnecessary to say further then that he is a Man of Substance & has been 
always punctual in his Payments. 

The Consignments for this Place landed out of the Lord Clive at Vizaga- 
patam have been all received here in good order & Account Current Fort S*. 
George is duely credited for the same. 

I am very respectfully 
Mazulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

20 th . October 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 

List of Cloth on hand. 

At Mazulipatam. 

Long Cloth Ord y . Brown Embaled 24 Bales 

Corge. P 8 . 
At Bandarmalanka 

Long Cloth fine 20 10 

D°. Middling 26 15 

D°. Ordinary .. 36 14 

Corge .. 83 19 



No. 131. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governour &c A . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am sorry I have Occasion to acquaint you, of there having been here a 
Violent Gale of Wind between the 21 st . & 22<*. Instant. It began about 8 O' 
Clock at Night and Continued Increasing till about 3 the Next Morning when 
it raged from West South West, with such force and fury, that Trees Houses 
& in short every thing yielded to its prevailing Force, At Cuddalore the Flag 
Staff, Hospital & Barracks with many Houses are either down, or Shatterd, and 
at New town several people have perished, most of the Houses destroyed, and 
about five hundred of the largest Trees in the Avenues blown up by their Roots. 
Witherto \_sic~] I have received no Accounts from the Country, which makes me 
think it has been less severe I hope it will prove so and am with due respect; 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obedient humble Servant 

John Calland. 
Cuddalore 
23». October 1763. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 109 

No. 132. 

To the Hble George Pigot Esq 11 . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month and am very respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Mazulip m . Your very Obedient and most humble Servant 

26 th October 1763. John Pybus. 

Cloth on hand as :f! last. 



No. 133. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President and Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We received your Honored favor of the 23 d . Ultimo with the inclosed Bill 
of Exchange drawn on us by M r . Hinkel for Pagodas 1875 to your order. As 
we hope in a Short time to have that sum in Cash by Charles Boucheir Esq r . so 
for the Convenience of the Conveyance, we should be glad if you would do us 
the favor to expect the little time till we can pay the Bill by his hands; but if 
that can't be we are ready to acquit that Sum to your order the very moment 
wo shall be acquainted therewith. 

"We are with the most perfect Esteem and Consideration. 

Honble Sir & Sms 
Fort Dansbory Your most obedient humble Servants 

21 st . October 1763. H T . Abbestee. 

J. H. Gille. 
P. Falz. 



No. 134. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S T . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Enclosed are the Accounts of this Settlement, for last Month. What 
Repairs have been made to the Hospital, Barracks &c a . there was immediate 
Occasion for : or I should not have taken upon me, to have made them, without 
your permission first obtained. 

The Indent of Medicines, for the use of the Hospital You will please to 
order to be Complied with Mr. Buchanan having acquainted me He is in great 
need of them. 

We are with respect 

Cuddalore Honble Snt & Sirs 

5th Nov 8 . 1763. Vour most Obedient humble Servant 

John Calland. 



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List of Cloth on hand. 

Brown Bales 54 

Washers 83| 

Beaters 16J 

Dyers 2£ 

Embaled 20 

Bales . . 176| 



N°. 135. 



to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 
of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your several Letters of the 30^. of August 3 d . and 9 th . 
Ultimo by his Majesty's Ship's Liverpool & Medway, & the Company's Ship 
Lord Clive. 

Before the Eeceit of your Letter of the 3 d . We had stationed the Deptford 
to return to your Presidency agreable to the plan you have proposed, & as We 
know at present no better way of employing them, We shall in like manner 
destine whatever other ships We cannot provide with Cargoes for Europe, to 
proceed to you with supplies of Grain, & be afterwards disposed of in such 
way as may be esteem'd most eligible for the Company's Benefitt. 

We remark the Quantity of Bales you have detain' d out of our Consignment 
by the Hawke, of which if you can dispose at your Market it will prove no 
manner of Inconvenience to us. 

M r . M c . Donald the Gentleman whom the Company have appointed on 
their Establishment at Fort Marlbro was for some time employ' d as an Assist- 
ant Engineer on our Fortification's but some Months ago Died of a Fever. 

Enclosed is Duplicate of our Letter of the 23 d . Ultimo. 

We are 
Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 3 d . October 1763. Your most obedient humble Servants 

Henry Vansittart. 
M M . McGwire. 
Will m . Billers. 
John C artier. 
Warren Hastings. 
Eand h . Marriott. 
Henry Watts. 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 HI 

No. 136. 

to the honble george plgot esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Since our last address to your Honor &c a . ,^ Ship Union, We have been 
favour'd with your Letter dated the 28 th . Ultimo, & shall carefully observe 
the directions you therein give us. 

We must beg leave to represent to your Honor &c a . that finding all the 
Company's Buildings at this place were greatly in want of Repair we gave 
orders to the Maistre Bricklayer & Carpenter to deliver us an Estimate of the 
Expence attending it, which we now enclose you and desire your orders there- 
upon — give us leave to assure your Honor &c a . that it is an Expence absolutely 
necessary, as the several Buildings are in a very ruinous condition & it is a 
doubt whether they will stand long unless they are immediately repaired. Since 
the Estimate was made the Roofs of the Choultry adjoining to the New Hospi- 
tal & one of the Seconds Out Houses are fallen in. We also thought it our 
Duty to enquire into the State of this Garrison, which we found deficient of 
almost all Military Stores, but that we might learn that with greater Certainty 
what is absolutely necessary to Put it in a defensible Condition against a 
Country Power with the present Garrison — We gave orders to Lieutenant 
Alexander William Smith to let us know his Opinion thereon, which he has 
communicated to us in the Enclosed Letter, and the Accompanying List of 
Stores, to which we must beg leave to refer your Honor &c a . but thus much 
we can farther assure you that there is not a good Firelock & only about 
120 lb. Gun Powder in the Garrison. 

Your Honor &c a . will have herewith the Accounts for last Month. 

The first Journal Entry in August was made by the desire of M r . Heath 
& the Sum paid to him for a Mistake in the last Books as your Honor &c a . will 
observe the Entry Specify's of which we desire your approbation. 

We must beg leave to acquaint your Honor &c a . that there is a Mistake 
in the Invoice of Calicoes sent up on the ship Union, in the charge of washing 
166 Corge 10 P s . of Long Cloth ordinary white, which at P s . 1. 15 f Corge is 
Madrass P s . 235-31-40 Instead of Pagodas 69-13^0 this difference is rectifyed 
in the Inclosed Invoice the Amount being Curr*. Pagodas 16772-1-68 for 
which we have now debited Account Current Fort S*. George. 

We request your Honor &c a . will Comply with the remainder of the 
Indent sent up by M r . Heath sometime since Consisting of Broad Cloth, 
Stationary &c a . of which we are in the greatest want. 

We are with the greatest Respect 

VlZAGAPATAM HONBLE SlR &'SlRS 

26 th . October 1763. Your most Obedient & most humble Servant 

John Smith. 
George Stratton. 
Charles Smith. 



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Long Cloth Brown in the Warehouse Cor. 21-18. 
An Estimate of Repairing the several Buildings at Vizagapatam. 

North Room. 
R 3 . F s . Rs. i\ 



Seconds 



Palmeiras & Reapers 
Iron Nails 
Tiles 
Bricks 

Chunam & Gravel 
Workmen 
Flatt Tiles 
Seconds Hall — 



Palmeras & Reapers 

Iron Nails 

Tiles 

Chunam & Gravel 

Bricks 

Workmen 

Seconds South Room — 
Beams 

Palmeiras & Reapers 
Iron Nails 
Tiles 
Bricks 

Chunam & Gravel 
Bricks 
Workmen 



D°. East Varanda — 

Beams & Reapers 

Iron Nails 

Tiles 

Chunam & Gravel 

Bricks 

Workmen 

D°. West Varanda — 

Timbers . . 

Palmeras 

Iron Nails 

Tiles 

Chunam . . 

Jaggaree. . 

Workmen 



12 — 
4 — 



161 — _ 



83 12 — 



105 4 — 



Do. Two Chunam Godowns — 



Reapers . . 

Coir 

Tiles 

Iron Nails 

Chunam 

Workmen 



D°. Cookroom & Carpenters yard 
D°. Two Godowns 



10 — — 
20 — — 

5 — — 

11 — — 

8 2 — 

5 — — 

25 — — 



Carried over 



84 2 — 
84 2 — 
15 12 — 



717 



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113 



An Estimate of Repairing the several Buildings at Vizagapatam— cont. 



R 8 . f 8 . 
Brought over 

At the Mettoo Gate the Seapoy Guard house — 

Timbers for Doors — 

Windows & Frames . . . . . . .... 20 — 

Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 

Palmeras . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 — 

Bricks 50 — — 

Chunam & Gravel . . . . . . . . . . 30 

Jaggaree .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 

Tiles 30 — — 

Workmen . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 

Iron 30 — — 

Powder Godown & Seapoy Barracks 

at the black rock . . . . . . . . . .") 

Reapers ... . . . . . . . . . . . . I 

Bricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . y 

Chunam & Gravel & c a J 

Workmen & Iron . . . . . . . . . . J 

Barracks at the Main Guard — 

Timbers .. .. .. .. .. .. 20 — 

Palmeras . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 

Iron Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 — 

Tiles 20 — 

Chunam & Gravel . . . . . . . . . . 10 — 

Workmen . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 — — 

Varanda — 

Palmeras . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 — 

Timbers.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15 — 

Chunam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 — 

Tiles Reapers Coir &c a . 40 — — 

Workmen . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 — 

12 — — 



R 8 . 
717 



346 — _ 



100 — 



The New Great Hospital & Choultry — 
Timbers 
Palmeras . . . . .... 

Iron Nails 

Tiles 




80 
300 

60 

88 
140 

20 
150 





Chunam & Jaggaree . . ..... 



















Carpenters Yard and Poultry — 
Palmeras 


40 

150 

35 

10 








Chunam & Gravel 

Jaggaree 

Workmen 
The Military & Seapoy 

Guards are estimated at 
The Smiths Yard, Seapoy's Place &c a . within 


the 


.-. 


The Garden House Hall & Godowns &c a . is in want of 

repair and is estimated at 
The Horse Stable & adjoining Godown — 

Palmeras & Tiles . . .... ^. 

Workmen . . . . . . . . 





Jaggaree 


... 






175 — 



127 — — 



1762-63—15 



Carried over R\ 



100 — _ 

100 — _ 

100 — — 

300 — _ 



235 
3138 



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An Estimate of Repairing the several Buildings at Vizagapatam — cont. 



The Fort House is in want of many Windows & doors 
the Terrass leakes in several places and the 
Godowns for the Cloth underneath new paved 
Repairing the Sorting Godown is estimated at 
The Warehouse & Storehouse Godowns is estimated at 

For repairing the painting Godown — 
Timbers . 
Palmeras 
Reapers 



For the old Hospital nea: 
Timbers 
Iron 
Tiles 



Workmen 



the Washers Godown- 



R 8 . f 9 



R 8 . P. 



100 — 

50 — 

150 — 




L74 — 



30 
37 
16-i 
10 
18 
34 



A Rupees 



To John Smith Esq 8 . 

Chief &c a . Council of Vizagapatam. 

Gentlemen 

Agreable to your orders I have taken a Servey of this Garrison, but before 
I represent a State of it, I must first beg leave to deliver it as my Opinion that 
the Garrison in it's present Situation cannot long be defended against a Coun- 
try Power. The reasons on which I ground my Opinion & the Several Addi- 
tions & Eepairs to putt the Garrison in a proper State, are as follows. 

On the Fortify'd Line from the River West to the East there are 22 
Embrascurs, half of which are without Guns. 

The Battery to the Ferry to the Southward of the Mosque Hill, will want 
3 Guns when it is repaired, which must be done, otherwise that Side of the 
Town will be entirely open. 

Between the Southward end of the Companys Storehouse and the Mosque 
Hill the River is fordable and may be passed by any Country force without 
opposition to prevent this as well as secure all the River, defend the Grand 
Magazine & all that side of the Town, a facine Battery of three Guns might 
be erected, for a trifling Expence. 

When the foresaid Batterys are compleated, the Fortify'd Line fill'd with 
Guns & the Stores mentioned in the annex'd List in the Place, it can be defended 
against a Country Force with the present Garrison. 

I must also beg leave to observe to you that the Battery on the Point call'd 
Byer's Battery is only in want of a Parapet & Embrascurs which if you think 
necessary might be repaired for a trifle, and when mounted with Five Guns 
wnu'd be of great Service to defend the Mouth of the River, the East Side 
of the Town & all the road. 



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116 



You will be pleased to give orders for removing the Sand on both Sides the 
fortify'd Line to the Eastward, which the eddy of Wind throws up Continu- 
ally & renders that part of the Fortifications useless if it's not kept always 
clear. 



I have the Honor to Subscribe myself 



Vizagap m . 

the 30 th . Septem r . 1763. 



Gentlemen 
Your most Obedient humble Servant 

Alex*. W m . Smith. 



A List of Guns, Small Akms, Ammunition & Military Stores 

WANTING IN THE GARRISON OF VlZAGAPATAM VlZ T . 

Twenty four Pounders . . . . . . . . . . 2 

Eighteen Pounders . . . . . . ,. . . 3 

Guns Twelve D° . . . . . . . . . . . 3 

Six D°. 4 

Four D°. .. .. .. .. _ 3 

Three D°. .. .. .. .. .. 4 

Curriages, Spunge Staves & Ladles of each . . . . 19 

Round Shot, two hundred Rounds for each Gun . . . . 3,800 

Grape D° . D°. .. .. .. .. 3,800 

Powder Horn's . . . . . . . . 19 

(N.B.) — If the Battery on the Point Call'd Boyers is Repaired there will be two more 
Six Pounders wanted with their Carriage, Spunge Staves Ladles &c a . 
Lead for Aprons to the Guns & Musquet Balls. 



Tarr & Paint for the Guns 






Port Fires 




1,000 


Tubes 




1,000 


Blue Lights 




100 


Quick Match 






Barrels of Powder 




500 


Powder Sieves 




3 


Hand Granader filled 




500 


Stand of Anns Compleat 




200 


Musquet Balls 




5,000 


Flints 




5,000 


Serjeants Swords 




6 


Slings 




100 


Rope 


Fathoms 


200 


Pack thread 


Scaines 


100 


Moulds for making Musquet Balls 


Sett 


1 


.Frogs 




50 




Prickers 




20 




Match, either Europe or Country 








Belts 




50 


These Articles 


Bayonets Scabards 




50 


can be made at 


Tumbrils 




2 


this Place. 


Cartridge Boxes 




100 




Transport Carriage 




1 




Ramrods 




200 




Hammers Pickers and Worms 




300 


Wax Cloth 






Cloth for making Great Gun Cartridges & paper for making Small D°. 




Alex*. W". 


Smith. 




VlZAGAPATAM 






The 30™. Sep*. 1 


r63. 







1762-63—15 



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No. 137. 

to the honble robert pale esq*. 

President & Governor &c a , Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sms 

Your Letter of the 17 th . I received a few days past. It was with particular 
Pleasure I perused the Remarks made on the Cloth sent from hence on the 
Plassey the more so, as it certainly must have met with your Approbation. 

On The Receipt of your Letter, Advertisements were immediately fixed 
at the usual Places, Adviseing of the Outcry to be made the 1 st . of next Month, 
of those Countries the Nabob has lately Assign'd to the Company & I hope 
they were in due time, to be a Service, to the Sale. 

What Cloth I have now on hand I can venture to promise your Honor 
&c a . the End of January; but not more, as the Season is very unfavourable at 
present for Curing of it, besides those Merchants who have Balances in their 
hands particularly Streshelaputty & Nella Chitty are very backward in bring- 
ing in their Cloth I have said all I can to them, but it has no Effect. What 
depends on me Your Honor &c a . may assure yourselves of & am with due 
Respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant 

John Calland. 



CUDDALORE 








26™. Nov*. 1763. 


List of Cloth on Hand. 






Brown 






26 


Washers 






125 


Beaters 


.. 




21* 


Dyers 






** 


Embaled 






20 






Bales 


197 



Bales 



No. 138. 

to the honble rob t . palk esq*. 

President and Governor &c a Council 
of Fort St. 



George. 



Honble Sir & Sms 

I have been honor'd with your Commands of the 17 th . Instant to which 
I shall now reply. 

The Remarks and Observations you have been pleased to inclose me on 
the Cloths from this place shall you may be assured be very particularly attend- 
ed to & the Defects complained of, remedied, as far as may be possible. 

I have acquainted Gahin Labdeen that , his Proposals for the Farm of the 
Pettah Juncan & Hydrabad Customs have been accepted & he has enter'd 
upon the Management of that Business. I have likewise given the same Infor- 
mation to Rustum Ally Cawn & Meer Said Hussian whose proposals for the 
Mazulipatam & Ponracca Salt Farm you have been pleased to accept, but 
they decline acting as Managers till they are acquainted with the Tenor of 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 117 

the Cowle you shall be pleased to send them giving for reason that unless the 
Conditions on which they proposed to rent this Farm are Assented to, they 
cannot take Charge of it. 

I have made Enquiry whether any other Person of Credit was inclined 
to rent Narsipore Town on the same terms offer' d by Vencataramrauze the 
Muglatore Rajah, but can meet with no Bidders as the last Renter was a con- 
siderable Loser by it, I have therefore agreably to the Permission you have 
been pleased to give me, acquainted Vencataramrauze that his Proposals are 
accepted, & I do not apprehend any Inconveniencies can attend this Town's 
being in his Possession, as he farms at present (as Renter of Tonduro Bon- 
darra to which it belongs) the Town of Maddepollam, which Joins to that of 
Narsipore, & I have never heard and Complaints of him from the Inhabitants, 
The Force he maintains so long as he keeps on terms of Friendship with us 
which it is at present much his Interest to do, will be no inconvenience to us, 
and should a Change in his Situation & Circumstances Occasion a Change in 
his disposition towards us, it would be of little Consequence whether he or 
any one else was Renter of the Town of Nassipore as it is within three miles 
cf his Fort & he might possess himself of or destroy it whenever he pleased. 
He was very assisting in supplying our Troops with Provision & Necessaries 
when Colonel Forde attacked this Place, has always shewn a particular Attach- 
ment to the English, has been ever punctual in his payments & bears a very 
respectable good Character in the Country, so that I flatter myself he will not 
be found hereafter undeserving the Favor you have been pleased to shew towards 
him. 

I shall be mindful to dispatch to you as early as possible in January all 
the Cloth that can be got in readiness by that time, which I may Venture to 
Compute will be at least three hundred Bales, but I shall in a few days be 
able to advise you with more Certainty. 

I shall dispatch to morrow ten thousand Pagodas to the Chief & Council 
of Vizagapatam conformable to your Orders which is all I can at present 
spare. 

I have given notice to the Merchants this way, of the demand there is 
likely to be for Grain at your Market, which I shall endeavor to prevail 
on them to import to you as far as I am able agreable to what you are pleased 
to recommend. 

Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit You the Accounts of this place for 
last Month. 

T beg leave to Congratulate the Honble Robert Palk Esq r . on his Accession 
to the Government & to wish him much success. I am very Respectfully 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Mazulipatam Your very Obedient & most humble Servant 

27th. Nov». 1763. John Pybtjs. 



List of Cloth on hand. 

Embaled brown Long Cloth Ord?. 24 Bales. 
At Bandarmalanka At the Wash. 

Long Cloth Ordy. C e . 

Do. Middl- 

I - . Fine 

Corge. 



118 Records of Fort St. George 

No. 139. 

TO THE HONBLE ROBERT PALK ESQ b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 17 th . Ultimo, & it 
gives us inexpressible Concern to hear of the Loss of the Bales We sent up 
to your honor &c a . on the Ship Union. 

It is impossible for us to say with any Certainty what number of Bales 
We may be able to provide for the January Dispatch, As We are obliged to 
reject a great part of what the Merchants bring in, it being very much 
Inferior to the Sortments usually taken, the Cloth on hand is expressed at 
the foot herof, & your honor &c a . may depend on our utmost Endeavors 
being usued [sic] to get as large a Quantity as possible. We shall write to 
M 1 . Pybus to assist us with Cash towards carrying on our Investment. 

Your honor &c a . depend on our promoting the Importation of Grain to 
Madrass, as much as lays in our power. 

The Cowles for the Walteer New Salt Pans & the Vizagapatam Arrack 
Pent expiring last month, We have relet them by publick Outcry for two years, 
the former to Pullah Vencannah for one thousand two hundred & fifty six 
Rupees (1256) !$ Anuum, which We have the Pleasure to observe exceeds the 
last Tears rent by five hundred & fifty six Rupees & the latter to Mary Chitty 
Chomona, for one thousand & Seven Rupees ^ Annum, which also exceeds the 
last years Rent by six hundred & two Rupees. 

Enclosed we now send the Accounts of this Settlement for the Months 
October & November. 

We most sincerely congratulate M r . Palk on his Succession to the Govern- 
ment Which we have publish' d here by a discharge of Cannon & Small Arms. 

We have the honor to remain with the most perpect [sic] respect. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Vizagapatam Your most Obedient & most Obliged humble Servants 

the 5 th . December 1763. John Smith. 

George Stratton. 
Charles Smith. 



Cloth on hand — 

ps. 

At the Wash Co*. 103 10 

In the Warehouse . . . . . .'. . . . . 6 1 



Corge 109 11 



Letters to Fort St. George, 1762-63 119 

No. 140. 

TO THE HONBLE ROBERT PALK ESQ B „ 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I have received your Letter of the 7 th . Instant & on receipt of it, let 
Streshelaputty & Nella Chitty both know what you expected of them & the 
Consequence that would attend their failure in it. They reassured me of 
their doing their Utmost a thing they have so often done & so little fulfilled, 
that I place no great Confidence in it, 1 .can only assure you, they shall not want 
Importunity. 

The Renters of Chinnamanaiekpollam & Nadapet have likewise fully 
made known to them Your Intention in obtaining the Grant of these Villages 
from the Nabob & seem so thoroughly Sensible, that Encouragment & good 
treatment of the Weavers, are the only means they have of receiving any 
Benefit by their Cowle, that I have the Strongest Assurance from them, of 
their doing every thing in their power to obtain the desired End; which if 
they adhere to Your motive Cannot fail of being Answer 'd as they are Certainly 
Capable of being of great Advantage to the Company's Investment. 

The Almost incessant Rain since my last have prevented me making 
any great Progress in Curing, or Embaling my Cloth However as the Monsoon 
seems to be now broke & fair Weather Sett in, I hope to make up for the lost 
time & so fulfill my Promise. 

The Accounts for last Month comes enclosed & I am 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Cuddalore Your most Obedient humble Servant 

14th. Decem*. 1763. . John Calland. 



List of Cloth remaining on hand. 

Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Bales 

Beaters 21J 

Dyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H J 

Embaled 20 

Bales 204 [sic] 



No. 141. 



To the Honble George Pigot Esq e . 

President & Governor &c\ Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have received your Letters of the 28 th . & 29 th . September with 1000 
Stand more of small Arms by the Manilha Snow. 

From the present Situation of our affairs We cannot depend upon the 
arrival of our Salt Petre from Patna so as to dispatch two Ships to you, by 
the time you have Limitted in your Letter of the 29 th . We have therefore 
determined to dispatch to you one Ship about the end of December with 
250 Tons of Salt Petre, & leave it to your honor &c a . to fill up her Tonnage 
for Europe in the best manner you can. 



120 Records of Fort St. George 

The Ship Lord Clive will also be dispatch' d to you about the middle of 
December with the West Coast Stores from hence, to receive on board what- 
ever Articles you may have to send, & proceed to that Presidency. 

We are 

Fort William Honble Sir & Sirs 

the 10 1H . Novem*. 1763. Your most Obedient hole Servants 

Henry Van Sittart. 
Warren Hastings. 
Rand b . Marriott. 
Henry Watts. 



No. 142. 



To the Honble Robert Pale Esq*. 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit you the Accounts of this Settlement 
for last Month, & by this Conveyance you will be Pleased to receive the Books 
of this Settlement ending 30 th . April last. 

In my last I advised you that I expected I shou'd have three hundred Bales 
in readiness by the middle or latter end of January, which is the most I dare 
venture to Promise but you may be assured no Pains shall be spared to prevail 
on the Merchants to bring their Cloth as early as Possible. 

I am very respectfully 
Mazulipatam Honble Sir & Sirs 

13 th . December 1763. Your very Obedient humble Servant 

John Pybus. 

List of Cloth on hand. 



Embaled Long Cloth OrdJ\ Brown 24 Bales. 
At the Wash at Bandarmalanka. 
Long Cloth Ordy. 

Middling 

Fine 



Corge 124 
85 
64 
7 10 



Corge 280 10 



No. 143. 

To the Honble Robert Palk Esq b . 

President & Governor &c a . Council 

of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Snt & Sirs 

This is to advise, that Ramalinga the Porto Novo Merchant, has laden 
on Bullocks for your Place, Long Cloth Fine 12 Call, Twenty four Corge (24) 
& Worriarpollam 8 Call, Fifty Six Corge twelve Pieces (56.12). 

I am with respect 

CUDDALORE HONBLE SlR & SlRS 

20 th . Decem*. 1763. Your most Obedient humble Servant 

'John Calland. 



INDEX 



Abai 

Abbestee, H, 
Abraham 
Aclamannar 
Adams, Major 
Admiral Pocock 



Albion 

Alemparva [Alemparvar] 
Alexander, Henry 
Allenborough, John 
Amelia (Snow) 
Amphllett, Thomas 
Amvatt, P. 

25, 26, 35, 



Ankata Kistna Rauze 
Anjengo 

Apollo (Ketch) . . 



Ardley, Samuel . . 

Armegon Shoals 
Ashburner, William 



Atenton, Capt. 



. . 14, 45, 109 

106 

61 

35 

. . 3, 64, 84 

92, 93 

41,56 

33 

17 

34 

. . 17, 43, 82 

37 

11,15 

36, 37, 47, 50 

19, 20 

9 

92, 107 

.. 10,11,19 

20, 23, 28 

.. 1, 39, 79 

81 

71 

40, 64 

73, 92 



Baddea Jemah Cawns 
Balaba Islands . . 

Baleine 

Ballasore Road . . 



Bandepollam 
Banguey . . 
Banque Islands 
Barret, Joseph 
Batavia . . 

Batson, S. 

Bencoolen 
Bengali [Bengs 

Billers, W m . 



66, 67 
105 

15,22 
34, 84 

Bandarmalanka . • . . 5, 6, 7, 8 

9, 10, 11, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23 
28, 29, 30, 61, 65, 95, 103 
105, 108, 117, 120 
61 

67, 69 
66, 67 

77 

. . 79, 80, 81 

92, 93 

35, 50, 75 

77 

92 

ill .. .. 21,25,31 

32. 39. 54, 59, 64, 77, 84, 97 

35, 37, 47 

50, 75, 77, 85, 101, 110 

Bimblepatam 39 

Blackford, John 74 

Blake, Cap'. Dav d 37, 51 

Blount, Samuel 41, 52, 54 

Bodapatty Goorauze . . . . 61 

Bombay, [Bombay Castle] . . 3, 6, 14 

15, 26, 32, 33, 34, 35, 47, 60, 04, 

73, 74, 76. 77, 84, 85. 92, 93, 94 

97, 98. 101, 107 

Bone Esperance (Cape) . . . . 82 

Bonk 74 

Bonte 74 

Borneo 66, 67, 69 

70 

Boscawen 26, 47, 49 

75, 76 
Bourohier, Charles . . . . 38, 109 
Bowany Shuncria . . 4, 31 86, 99 

Braund, Capt 75 

1762-63—16 



B — cont. 
Berickenden, Richard . . . . 9, 28 

Brittannia (Snow) . . . . 6, 32 1 , 33 

63, 64, 71, 72, 73, 78, 79, 90 
Brower, Christian . . . . 45 

Buchanan . . . . . . 109 

Bussorah . . . . . . 32 

Bute 97 

Byfeld, T, 32, 48. 60 

64, 77, 84, 94, 97, 98, 107 



Call, John 37, 38 

Calland, John 47, 48, 49 

62. 74, 78, 86. 87, 88, 91, 95, 9S> 
100, 105, 108, 109, 116, 119, 120 



Canter Visscher 
Canton 

Carnac, John 
Carter, Roger 

Cartier, John 



53, 54, 



73 



Chinamanickpollam 

Chinlalanka 
Chinniah, Catawoo 
Chinsuray 
Chitigong (Snow) . . 
Chittagong 
Cleghorn, W m . . . 
Clements 
Clinton 



74 
40,41,52 
79, 93, 98 
15 
1, 38, 39 
79, 80, 93 
35, 37, 47 
50, 101, 110 
25, 71, 81, 
82 
24 
'82 
104 
79 
14, 34, 47 
63, 64, 67, 68, 72, 75, 80, 81, 92 



Ceylon [Zeyloan] [Junkseilon] 

Charlotte (Schooner) 

Chatham 

Chickala Venkatesha 

Chilligony (Snow) 

China 



4, 



Clive 

Clough, Capt. 
Cochin 
Codantram 
Comaquin Island 
Conde 

Condelessoram 
Condragola Juggapah . 
Cooke Thos. 
Cornish, Admiral 
Corry. Captain William 
Cota Samboo 
Cotta Pilla 
Count D' Argenson 
Count D ' Artois . . 
Court, Samuel . . 



34, 35, 



99, 105 

119 

10 

11 

74 

81 

25, 75 

63 

41, 56 

15, 26 

37,49 

60,64 

92, 93 

92 

61 



Creyton, Captain 
Crommelin, Cha. 

Cuddalore 



Cuttack 
Cuttah 



41,63, 81,82 

22 

5 

10 

82 

82 

. 3, 6, 32 48. 60, 

64. 84, 94, 97, 107 

41 

6, 33, 48, 60, 

64, 77, 84. 94, 97, 98, 107 

3, 4, 13 

15, 23, 24, 27, 31, 33, 46, 62, 74 
78, 84, 86, 87, 88, 91, 95, 99, 
100, 105, 108, 109, 116, 119, 120 

13 

IT 



PAGE 

D 

Da Ega, Count 98 

Dalrymples [Dalrymple] . . 52, 54, 66 

71 
Darvall, Joseph . . . . . . 1, 38, 39 

Day, Thomas 40, 58, 73 

92 
Dayam Balaya . . . . . . 5 

Debelsme Capt. . . . . . . 82 

De Castro, Daniel . . . . 85 

Delea, Magnes . . . . . . 33 

de Nicolay Demestrus Kiriaki . . 74 

Deptford 97, 101 

102, 110 

Deva Cotah 27 

Devee (island) . . . . . . 90 

Deve Gondoor . . . . . . 61 

De Wendt. ChristofEel . . . . 74 

Diligence . . . . . . 82 

Dolben, George 2, 7, 10 

11, 19, 21, 23, 28,30,44, 50, 61 
65, 103, 104 
Donston, Stokeham . . . . 38 

Dormieus [Dormieux, C. P.] . . 63, 66 

Douglas, Captain Alexander . . 16, 60, 64 
77, 84, 94, 97, 98, 107 
Downes, Peter . . . . . . 36 

Drake 32, 49 

Draper, Colonel . . . . . . 82 

Due de choisel . . . . . . 82 

E 

Earl of Ashburnham 6, 12, 15 

26, 32, 34, 35, 47, 76 

Earl of Elgin 3 

Earl Temple 79, 80, 81 

Edoogala Narasingaraidoo . . 61 

Egmont 92 

Elizabeth 41, 56 

England 14, 34, 64 

80, 101 
England, George . . . . 32 

Essex 40, 41, 52 

53, 56 

Europe 14, 15, 34 

36, 49, 60, 76, 84 

F 

Fairfield 19 

Falk, P 14, 45 109 

Falmouth 41, 94 

Fenner, Cap*. Parson .. .. 81,82 

Fernel, Cap*. William . . . . 80, 93 

Fidelle 26, 82 

Fitz Hugh, Thomas . . . . 41, 52, 54 

Floyer 95 

For de, Colonel 11,117 

Forrest, Capt n . Thomas . . 1 

Fort Dansborough . . . . 14, 109 

Fort Marlbro 1, 2, 35 

47, 50, 80, 92, 93, 110 

Fort St. George 1, 2, 3, 4 

5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 
17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 32 
34, 35, 36, 37, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 
52, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 
66, 68, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 
97, 98, 99, 100 

Fort William 14, 15, 22 

25, 26, 32, 35, 36, 37, 46, 47, 50 

60, 75, 76, 77, 85, 93, 101, 110 

120 



F — cont. 
Fortune 

Frazer, Cap'. Robert 
Futhee, Salam .. 



Gadang, Davalloo 
Gahen Labdeen . . 
Ganjam 

Garland, Nath 1 . . . 
Gayer, John 

Gille, J.H. 

Goa, Dela 

Goddard, Walter. . 

Gomrauze 

Goorjanapilly 

Goree 

Graham, J. 

Gray, Alexander. . 

Gray, John 

Gray, Juo 

Grampus 

Greyhound (Snow) 

Griffiin 

Gruebar, Capt. . . 



5 

104, 116 

39 

41, 52, 54 

1, 38, 39 

80, 93 

14, 45, 109 

i, 53, 84, 98 

47 

104 

61 

10 

25 

1 

1, 2 

1 

26, 36 

22, 35 

70 

72, 107 



Harcourt 
Hardwicke 
Hares Ears 
Hart, Simon 
Hastings, Warren 



Havanah 
Hawke 
Hay, W. 



Halfield, John . . . . . . 34 

72 

41,56 

49 

67, 68, 69, 70 

36 

. . 25, 26,35 

36, 37, 47. 75, 77, 85, 101, 110 

120 

92 

94. 110 

.. 14, 15, 25 
26, 35, 36, 37, 47, 50 

Heath, Tho s 5, 9, 11 

12, 13, 18, 31, 39, 43, 49, 51, 61 
78, 83, 85, 89, 100, 106, 111 

Hector 60, 63, 64 

72, 73, 78, 92 
Helena (Snow) . . . . ... 25 

Herbert, John 1, 2, 38 

39, 79, 80, 81, 92 



Hinkel ... 
Holford, Rob fc . . 
Hornby, William 



3, 6, 32 
. . 34, 40, 58 
64, 73, 92 
Horsendon . . . . ... 41, 56 

Houghton 6, 14, 32 

34, 35. 36, 46, 49, 101 

Howe, Cap*. Thomas 26, 39. 75 

Hoyer, C. F 14, 45 

Hume, Alex r 41,52,54 

93 

Hurst, H. 64, 92 

Hydrabad 104, 116 

I 

Idell, Henry 93 

Ingeram . . . . . . 10 

Ingerley 37, 46, 49 

76 

Irshepa Chetty . . . . „. 4, 86, 99 

Islamabad 22 

Itchaporam .. .. ... 17 



ittbE* 



Jessen, Daniel 


45 


Jogoo Chetty 


5 


Johanna 


107 


Johannes, Monsieur 


79 


Johnstone, John . . . . 25, 35, 37, 47 


Joncheere, N. De 


63, 65 


K 




Keble, Page 


34 




25 


King, Authur 


99, 107 


King, James 


63, 65 


King of Prussia (Snow) 


16, 58, 83 


Kinlock, Lieut. George . . 


72 


Kuncy Balloo 


69 


L 

Lachim Chetty. Erapah 




[Lackum] 


.' 7, 28, 44 


Lagg Chetty Pattachem 


5 


Larkins 


41, 56 


Latham 


107 


Leopard (Snow) 


35, 47, 49 


Lewick, Samuel 


34 


Leyte Island 


68 


Limasava Island 


68 


Liverpool 


97, 110 


Lord Clive 


96, 108 




110, 120 


Lord Mansfield . . 


97 


L' Vengeur 


82 


Lysaught, Captain 


107 


M 




Macao 


. 53, 66, 98 


M c . Donald 


110 


M c . Gwire, W m 


. 101, 110 


Madala Reddy 


61 


Madarauze Baganah 


61 


Maddepollam 


. ' 20,117 


Madrass [Madras] 


■ 1, 2, 7, 9 


11, 16, 21, 22, 24, 25 


, 26, 27, 31 


32, 33, 34, 37, 46, 4 


1, 49, 68, 69 


71, 72, 75, 82, £ 


3, 84, 90, 95 


Mahomed Bauker 


104 


Maitland, Cap* 


97 


Majendie, W. 


76 


Malacca 62, 6 


3, 65, 66, 72 


Manilla [Manilha] 


. 38, 52, 70 


75 


, 80, 81, 119 


Manook Manookan 


70 


Mantannane 


69 


Marriot, Rand 11 


. 35, 36, 37 


47, 50, 75, 77, 85, ] 


01, 110, 120 


Marsiac 


81 


Marter 


41, 56 


Mary ,Chetty Chomona . . 


118 


Masulipatam [Mazulipatam] . 


. 2, 8, 9, 10 


11, 15, 21, 29, 51, 61 


65, 71, 72 


79, 91, 96,97, 104, 1( 


)5, 108, 109 


] 


16, 117, 120 


Mauritius 


82 


Meccleshin, Commander 


63, 65 


Medway .. 


82, 110 


Meer Bauker 


11, 61 


Meer Said Hussain 


104, 116 


Mickley 


25 


Miller 


25 


Mindanao Islands 


. 66, 67, 68 


Moco Moco 


39 


Moneypour 


25 


Moor, Hans 


23 




13, 17 


Morgan, Lieutenant 


107 


Morris 


75 



PAGE 

M — cont. 

Morrison ... ... .. .. 41,56 

Mosalacontee Vencatramodoo . . 91 

M*. S*. Pedro 69 

Mova Caumrauze . . . . 61, 104 

Muglatore 105, 108 

117 

Munro, Major . . . . . . 83 

N 

Nadapet .. 119 

Nairne, Robert 1,38,39 

79, 80, 93 

Nancy (Snow) 15, 35, 38 

39 

Narrain Dieu, Rajah . . . . 13,17 

Narsapore [Narasipore] .. ..10, i'0, 43 

90, 104, 117 

Natal 39 

Negapatam . . . . . . 63, 74 

Nella Chetty [Chitta] .. 4,86,99,119 

Nellapilley 61 

Nellikuntaker 36, 99, 107 

Nelly (Snow) 49, 61 

Neptune . . . . . . ... 94 

Nizam Ally ... . . . . 94 

Nizampatam . . . . . . 21, 61 

O 

Omontrone (Island) . . ... 88 

Osterly ... 3, 40, 47 

49, 52, 62, 75, 76 

P 

Pal k, Robert 116,117 

118, 119, 120 

Pallieres, Mons r 26, 82 

Palmeris (Point) . . . . . . 82 

Partier, John 85 

Patna 75, 10 L 

119 
Pearce, Cap*. Thomas . . ... 85 

Pennegundee Despondee . . 9 

Peroar . . . . . . . . 10 

Phillipine Islands . . . . 66, 67, 70 

Pieters . . . . . . . . 74 

Pigot, George 1, 2. 3, 4 

5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 
17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 32 
34, 35, 36, 37, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52 
57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 
66, 68, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 
97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103, 105 
108, 109, 111 

Pitt 38, 58 

Plassie[ey] 38, 58, 81 

92, 94, 100, 105 

Polly (Snow) 25 

Pondicherry . . . . . . 32, 57, 58 

Ponracca 104, 116 

Port Marlbro 34 

Porto Novo ... . . . . 27, 46, 62 

99, 120 
Portsmouth . . . . . . 92 

Price, W. A 3, 6 

Pullah Vencannah .. .. 118 

Pullicat 63,66,71 

Pybus, John ...2,9, 10, 11 

21, 23, 29, 45, 51, 61, 65, 71, 79 
91, 96, 105, 108, 117, 118, 120 



24,25 



Raddon, Edw<i 31, 47, 48 

49, 62, 74, 78, 86, 87, 88, 91, 95 

99 

Rajah Vencatramrauze . . . . 00, 65, 105 

108, 117 
Ramanapah, Taddapalah . . 29 

Ramaniah, Taddahparrah . . 11 

Ramma Lingum [Ramah Lingah] 46, 48, 62 
74, 86, 88, 91, 99, 105, 120 
Ramnapille . . . . . . 10 

Ramsay, Andw. . . . . . . 34 

Ramyah 99 

Reddy Naigue . . . . . . 104 

Roche, Cap* 82 

Rogers, Will m 36, 46 

Ross, Andrew . . . . . . 36 

Rous, William 41, 54, 71 

Royal Captain 40, 41, 52 

53, 56, 66, 68, 69 
Royal Charlotte .. ... .. 41, 56, 58 

85, 102 

Royal George. 38, 39, 47 

76, 79, 101 

Rumbold, Tho^ 22 

Russel .. ... .. 63 

Rustum Ally Cawn .. .. 104,116 



Saddasheve Row. . 

Sadrass 

S*. George, M r . . . 

S*. Helena 

S fc . Miguels (Islands) 
S fc . Peters Mount 
Salem 

Salingsingan 
Sallecoolakit 
Satchwell, Thomas 
Saubat Jong 
Scott, Alexander 
Scott, Titus 

Sea Nymph 
Senior 
Severin 
Seville 

Shaik Dewan 
Shaw 

Slasse, J. W. 
Slooper, Robert 
Smith, Captain 
Smith, Charles 



Smith, John 

89, 90, 100, 101, 106, 

Smith, John Lewen 

Smith, Joseph 

Smith, Lieutenant Alexander 

William 
Smith, Nathaniel 
Smith, Tho 3 . . . 
Soolo 



Sparkes, Robert 
Speedwell (Snow) 
Spencer, John 

48, 60, 64, 77, 84, 94 
Spithead 

Stevenson, Cap* 

Stewart 



4, 86, 99 

71 

82 

54, 57, 58 

82 

67, 70 

66 

4 

69, 70 

70 

40 

80 

37, 47 

40,58,64 

73,92 

80, 92 

24 

74 

82 

104 

35 

92 

13, 45 

32 

101, 106 

111 

38, 82, 83 

111, 114 

118 

38 

73 

111, 115 

37 

41, 52, 54 

40, 52, 66 

67, 68, 69 

99, 107 

65 

3, 6, 32 

97, 98, 107 

6 

73 

41 



PAGE 

S — cont. 

Stratton, George . . . . 83, 90, 99 

106, 111,'; 18 
Stratton, William . . ... jf)7 

Streeshilaputty . . . . 4, 86, 99, 119 

Success (Snow) . . . . 38, 103, 105 

Surat 64, 97 

Swaine, Captain . . . . . . 26 

Syren (Snow) . . . . . . 50 

T 

Talbot . . . . .. . . 107 

Tanner, Cap'. Nath e . . . 41, 52, 56, 66 
69, 70 

Taylor, W m 64, 73, 92 

Tellicherry . . 33, 40, 52, 58, 63, 64 

71, 72, 73, 82, 92 

Tingle, Captain James. . . . . 102 

Tinker, Cap * 35, 36 

Tonduro Bondarra .. .. 117 

Tranquebar . . . . ... 13, 74 

Travancore, King of . . 99 

True Briton .. .. 40, 41, 52, 56 

Tiyon, Captain . . . . . . 102 

Turin, [Torin] Benjamin . . 41, 52, 54 

Turner, Charles .. 3, 4, 13, 16, 23, 24 

27, 33, 46, 48, 49, 62, 74 

78, 84, 86, 87 

U 

Union .. ... .. 106, 111, 118 

Uppaira [Uppaira, Woppara, 

Uppara] . . . . . . 5 



Valentine 80, 81, 93 

Valiant . . ... . . . . 82 

Vaneaya Lechemy Narsoo . . 5 

Vansittart, Henry . . 25, 26, 35, 36 

37,'47, 49, 50, 75, 76, 77, 79 

85, 101, 110, 120 

Van Tevlingen, Ch 74 

Vick, De. C 74 

Vincent, Frederick . . . . 62, 63 

Vizagapatam .. 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17 

18, 19, 31, 38, 39, 43, 49, 50 

51, 61, 75, 78, 83, 85, 89, 90 

96, 97, 101, 106, 108, 111, 112 

114, 115, 117, 118 



W 



Walpole . . 

Walteer 

Watacodro 

Waters, Chas 3, 6, 

60, 64, 77, 84, 94, 97, 
Watson, John 

Watts . . 11, 14, 15, 25, 26, 

37, 47, 75, 77, 85, 101, 102, 1 
Wetober, William 
Werkmeister, Ferdinand 
Weymouth 
Whampo 

Whitehill, Thomas 
Wilkins, Walter . . 
Wilson, James . . 
Winchelsea 
Windsor 

Wintle, Cap* 

Wood, Lieu'. Francis . 
Woriarpollam 
Wrench, P. E. . . 
Wyatt, Rich d . „. 



6, 14, 26, 32, 81, 82 

118 

10 

32, 48 

98, 107 



35, 36 

10, 120 

97 

106 

107 

40.41 

99, 107 

22 

49 

50, 75 

64, 83 

15 



11, 



26, 
14, 35, 



4, 
3, 32, 
,. 1, 



99, 120 
60, 94